bluebottle

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Bluebottle (marine jelly of the genus Physalia) washed ashore at Batemans Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Etymology[edit]

  • blue +‎ bottle
  • (police officer): From the colour of the uniform.

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Noun[edit]

bluebottle (plural bluebottles)

  1. Any of various blowflies of the genus Calliphora that have an iridescent metallic-blue body and make a loud buzzing noise when flying.
  2. A marine jellyfish of the genus Physalia, which includes Physalia physalis, the Portuguese man-of-war, and Physalia utriculus, the Pacific man-of-war; a man-of-war.
  3. A cornflower, a plant that grows in grain fields, Centaurea cyanus, with blue flowers resembling bottles.
  4. A blue ant, Diamma bicolor, a parasitic wasp native to Australia.
  5. Any of various large papilionid butterflies of the genus Graphium, also called triangles, etc.
  6. (UK, Australia, Ireland, slang, derogatory) A police officer.

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