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ˈbluˌbɒt lblue·bot·tle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cornflower, bachelor's button, bluebottle, Centaurea cyanusnoun

    an annual Eurasian plant cultivated in North America having showy heads of blue or purple or pink or white flowers

  2. bluebottle, Calliphora vicinanoun

    blowfly with iridescent blue body; makes a loud buzzing noise in flight


  1. bluebottlenoun

    Any of various blowflies of the genus Calliphora that have an iridescent metallic-blue body and make a loud buzzing noise whilst flying.

  2. bluebottlenoun

    Various marine creatures of the order Physalia, such as Physalia physalis the Portuguese Man o' War.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Bluebottlenoun

    Etymology: from blue and bottle.

    If you put bluebottles, or other blue flowers, into an ant-hill, they will be stained with red; because the ants thrust their stings, and instil into them their stinging liquour. John Ray.

    Say, sire of insects, mighty Sol,
    A fly upon the chariot-pole
    Cries out, what bluebottle alive
    Did ever with such fury drive? Matthew Prior.


  1. bluebottle

    A bluebottle can refer to several things: 1) A type of jellyfish, known for its blue or purple color and painful sting, commonly found in the Pacific and Indian oceans. 2) A type of fly, also known as blowflies, characterized by a metallic blue color and known for its role in decomposition of dead matter. 3) A colloquial term for a type of stinging plant, also known as Bluebottle Tree or Bluebottle Cactus. 4) A blue bottle can also refer to a bottle that is blue in color. The correct definition will depend on the context in which the term is used.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bluebottlenoun

    a plant (Centaurea cyanus) which grows in grain fields. It receives its name from its blue bottle-shaped flowers

  2. Bluebottlenoun

    a large and troublesome species of blowfly (Musca vomitoria). Its body is steel blue


  1. Bluebottle

    Bluebottle is a comedy character from the Goon Show, a 1950s British comedy radio show. The character was created and performed by Peter Sellers. Bluebottle is an adenoidal squeaky-voiced boy scout from East Finchley. He was noted for reading his own stage directions out loud, and was always greeted with a deliberate round of applause from the audience As was common with Goon Show characters, Sellers' Bluebottle was paired with a Spike Milligan character, usually Eccles. Bluebottle is also prone to humorous misnaming of characters, including himself. For example, he has referred to himself as "Bluebontle" and "Blatbottle" on occasion. Other characters are often misnamed as well, including "Count Morinanty" for Count Jim Moriarty, "Robin Chood" for Robin Hood and "Miss Balustrade" for Minnie Bannister. Neddie is always "My Captain", pronounced with four syllables [ma-cap-i-tain]. In The Yehti he reads his own name and pronounces the result "Blunbintle".

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bluebottle in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bluebottle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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