Definition of greenbottle in English:


Syllabification: green·bot·tle
Pronunciation: /ˈgrēnˌbätl


  • A metallic green fly that sometimes lays eggs in wounds on sheep or other animals.
    • Genus Lucilia, family Calliphoridae: several species, in particular the common L. caesar
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    • Blowflies, such as greenbottles and bluebottles, are attracted to your rabbit and its housing by the presence of faeces, urine, rotting vegetables and open wounds.
    • Eight out of every 10 insects eaten are flies. Surprisingly, most are large including greenbottles, bluebottles and horseflies.

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