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blowfly definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: large usually hairy metallic blue or green fly; lays eggs in carrion or dung or wounds [syn: blowfly, blow fly]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1812 any of a family (Calliphoridae) of dipteran flies (as the bluebottle or screwworm) that deposit their eggs especially on meat or in wounds

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. -flies) a meat-fly, a bluebottle.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Blowfly Blow"fly`, n. (Zo["o]l.) Any species of fly of the genus Musca that deposits its eggs or young larv[ae] (called flyblows and maggots) upon meat or other animal products.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

, but contains in adition a large number of crystalline bodies, such as creatin, xanthin, hypoxanthin, carnin, etc. It is also rich in phosphate of potash. 2. Animal food, in distinction from vegetable; meat; especially, the body of beasts and birds used as food, as distinguished from fish. With roasted flesh, or milk, and wastel bread. --Chaucer. 3. The human body, as distinguished from the soul; the corporeal person. As if this flesh, which walls about our life, Were brass impregnable. --Shak. 4. The human eace; mankind; humanity. All flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. --Gen. vi. 12. 5. Human nature: (a) In a good sense, tenderness of feeling; gentleness. There is no flesh in man's obdurate heart. --Cowper. (b) In a bad sense, tendency to transient or physical pleasure; desire for sensual gratification; carnality. (c) (Theol.) The character under the influence of animal propensities or selfish passions; the soul unmoved by spiritual influences. 6. Kindred; stock; race. He is our brother and our flesh. --Gen. xxxvii. 27. 7. The soft, pulpy substance of fruit; also, that part of a root, fruit, and the like, which is fit to be eaten. Note: Flesh is often used adjectively or self-explaining compounds; as, flesh broth or flesh-broth; flesh brush or fleshbrush; flesh tint or flesh-tint; flesh wound. After the flesh, after the manner of man; in a gross or earthly manner. ``Ye judge after the flesh.'' --John viii. 15. An arm of flesh, human strength or aid. Flesh and blood. See under Blood. Flesh broth, broth made by boiling flesh in water. Flesh fly (Zo["o]l.), one of several species of flies whose larv[ae] or maggots feed upon flesh, as the bluebottle fly; -- called also meat fly, carrion fly, and blowfly. See Blowly. Flesh meat, animal food. --Swift. Flesh side, the side of a skin or hide which was next to the flesh; -- opposed to grain side. Flesh tint (Painting), a color used in painting to imitate the hue of the living body. Flesh worm (Zo["o]l.), any insect larva of a flesh fly. See Flesh fly (above). Proud flesh. See under Proud. To be one flesh, to be closely united as in marriage; to become as one person. --Gen. ii. 24.


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