Definition of Greenbottle

1. Noun. Blowfly with brilliant coppery green body.

Exact synonyms: Greenbottle Fly
Generic synonyms: Blow Fly, Blowfly
Group relationships: Genus Lucilia, Lucilia



Definition of Greenbottle

1. Noun. Any of various blowflies of the genus ''Lucilia'' that are a brilliant metallic green in colour. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Greenbottle

green woodpeckers
greenalite
greenalites
greenback
greenbacker
greenbackers
greenbackism
greenbackisms
greenbacks
greenbelt
greenbelts
greenbodies
greenbody
greenbone
greenbones
greenbottle (current term)
greenbottle fly
greenbottles
greenbrier
greenbriers
greenbug
greenbugs
greened
greener
greener pastures
greeneries
greeners
greenery
greenest
greeneye

Literary usage of Greenbottle

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1. The House Fly, Disease Carrier: An Account of Its Dangerous Activities and by Leland Ossian Howard (1911)
"Its larvae are indistinguishable from those of the greenbottle fly. The eggs are laid on meat and dead animals and even upon dead insects. ..."

2. Library of Natural History by Richard Lydekker (1901)
"The blowflies belonging to the genera Calliphora and Lucilia, respectively known as the bluebottle and greenbottle flies, as a general rule deposit their ..."

3. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1914)
"Whiting, PW—Heredity of bristles in the common greenbottle fly, Lucilia sericata. A study of factors governing distribution, 3, xlviii, 339-55. ..."

4. Medical and Veterinary Entomology: A Textbook for Use in Schools and by William Brodbeck Herms (1915)
"(Larva of the greenbottle fly.) they are slightly longer than they are wide, there being a prominent, bullet-shaped button, and the ring is dark and very ..."

5. History of Labour in the United States by John Rogers Commons, Don Divance Lescohier, Elizabeth Brandeis (1918)
"In 1880 the western greenbottle blowers' national union was established; in 1881 the national unions of boilermakers and carpenters; in 1882, plasterers and ..."

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