flyblown

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

fly·blown

adjective \ˈflī-ˌblōn\

: in poor and dirty condition : made dirty by flies : not suitable for eating

Full Definition of FLYBLOWN

1
a :  not pure :  tainted <a world flyblown with the vices of irresponsible power — V. L. Parrington>
b :  not bright and new :  seedy, moth-eaten
c :  trite, hackneyed <a long list of flyblown metaphors — Horizon>
2
a :  infested with eggs or young larvae of a flesh fly or blowfly
b :  covered with flyspecks

First Known Use of FLYBLOWN

circa 1529

Rhymes with FLYBLOWN

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fly·blown

adjective \-ˌblōn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FLYBLOWN

1
: infested with flyblows
2
: covered with flyspecks

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