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cornflower (def 1).
a composite plant, Centaurea cyanus, having narrow leaves and blue flower heads.
bluebottle fly.
Australian. Portuguese man-of-war.
Historical Examples

My First Summer in the Sierra John Muir
A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine
Charles Lever, His Life in His Letters, Vol. I (of II) Edmund Downey
Jacob’s Ladder E. Phillips Oppenheim
The Freelands John Galsworthy
The Life of the Fly J. Henri Fabre
The Confessions of a Poacher Anonymous
Sinister Street, vol. 1 Compton Mackenzie
Mr. Wicker’s Window Carley Dawson
The Life of the Fly J. Henri Fabre

another name for the blowfly
any of various blue-flowered plants, esp the cornflower
(Brit) an informal word for a policeman
(Austral & NZ) an informal name for Portuguese man-of-war


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