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Span'ish fly'




1. Also called cantharides. a preparation of powdered blister beetles, esp. the Spanish fly, used medicinally as a counterirritant, diuretic, and aphrodisiac.
2. Also,Span'ish•fly".Also called cantharis. a common European blister beetle, Cantharis (Lytta) vesicatoria, that yields this preparation.

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