Definition of Blow fly

1. Noun. Large usually hairy metallic blue or green fly; lays eggs in carrion or dung or wounds.

Exact synonyms: Blowfly
Generic synonyms: Fly
Group relationships: Calliphora, Genus Calliphora
Specialized synonyms: Bluebottle, Calliphora Vicina, Greenbottle, Greenbottle Fly

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blow Fly

blow-out fracture
blow a backsight
blow a fuse
blow a gasket
blow a kiss
blow away
blow chunks
blow down
blow drier
blow dryer
blow dryers
blow fly (current term)
blow football
blow gas
blow horn
blow hot and cold
blow it
blow me
blow off
blow off steam
blow one's cool
blow one's nose
blow one's own horn
blow one's stack

Literary usage of Blow fly

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Psyche by Cambridge Entomological Club (1893)
"Lowne, BT Further remarks on the proboscis of the blow-fly. Journ. ... Lowne, BT The anatomy and physiology of the blow-fly. 8°, London, 1870. ..."

2. Evenings at the Microscope: Or, Researches Among the Munuter Organs and by Philip Henry Gosse (1896)
"The broad portion of the object before us, forming its bottom part, bristling with course black hair, is the TONGUE OF BLOW-FLY. front of the head of a ..."

3. Papers of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University by Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology (1910)
"That these are maggots of a blow-fly (Sarcophaga) there can be little doubt, not only on account of their mouth parts which are similar to those of the ..."

4. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1885)
"... while dissecting the bodies of some of the lower animals, I noticed that on any of those which had been exposed for a short time, the blow-fly ..."

5. Poisons: Their Effects and Detection by Alexander Wynter Blyth, Meredith Wynter Blyth (1906)
"The Action of Digitalin on the Common Blow-fly. —The senior author lias studied the effects of digitalin, made up into a thin paste with water ..."

6. Spolia Zeylanica by Colombo Museum, National Museums of Sri Lanka, National Museums of Ceylon (1908)
"NOTE ON THE POSSIBLE TRANSMISSION OF SARCOCYSTIS BY THE BLOW-FLY. ... to Mr. Adam Sedgwick and myself that the Blow-fly (Calliphora) or the Flesh-fly (Sar- ..."

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