Definition of greenbottle in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡriːnbɒt(ə)l/


A metallic green fly which sometimes lays eggs in wounds on sheep or other animals.
  • Genus Lucilia, family Calliphoridae: several species, in particular the common L. caesar.
Example sentences
  • 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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