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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bluebottle \Blue"bot`tle\, blue-bottle \blue-bottle\, n. 1. (Bot.) an annual Eurasian plant (Centaurea cyanus) which grows in grain fields; -- called also bachelor's button. It receives its name from its blue bottle-shaped flowers. Varieties cultivated in North America have showy heads of blue or purple or pink or white flowers Syn: cornflower, bachelor's button. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5] 2. (Zool.) A large and troublesome species of blowfly (Musca vomitoria). Its body is steel blue. [1913 Webster]