Spanish fly

noun a toxic preparation of the dried bodies of a bright green blister beetle (Lytta vesicatoria), formerly used in medicine as a counterirritant and sometimes taken as an aphrodisiac.

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  • Spanish Fly (MC) — Spanish Fly Datos generales Nombre real Alfonso Manuel Muñoz Martín. Origen …   Wikipedia Español

  • Spanish Fly — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Spanish Fly Información personal Nombre real Alfonso Manuel Muñoz Martín …   Wikipedia Español

  • Spanish fly — Spanish Span ish, a. Of or pertaining to Spain or the Spaniards. [1913 Webster] {Spanish bayonet} (Bot.), a liliaceous plant ({Yucca alorifolia}) with rigid spine tipped leaves. The name is also applied to other similar plants of the Southwestern …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spanish fly — n 1) a green blister beetle (Lytta vesicatoria of the family Meloidae) of southern Europe that is the source of cantharides 2) CANTHARIS (2) * * * the blister beetle, Lytta vesicatoria: source of the irritant and toxic chemical compound… …   Medical dictionary

  • Spanish fly — n. 1. a bright green blister beetle (Lytta vesicatoria) of S Europe 2. CANTHARIDES (sense 2): Also Spanishfly …   English World dictionary

  • Spanish fly — Taxobox name = Spanish Fly image width = 230px regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Coleoptera familia = Meloidae subfamilia = Meloinae tribus = Lyttini genus = Lytta species = L. vesicatoria binomial = Lytta vesicatoria …   Wikipedia

  • Spanish fly — Cantharis Can tha*ris (k[a^]n th[.a]*r[i^]s), n.; pl. {Cantharides} (k[a^]n*th[a^]r [i^]*d[=e]z). [L., a kind of beetle, esp. the Spanish fly, Gr. kanqari s.] (Zo[ o]l.) A beetle ({Lytta vesicatoria}, syn. {Cantharis vesicatoria}), having an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spanish fly — Blister Blis ter, n. [OE.; akin to OD. bluyster, fr. the same root as blast, bladder, blow. See {Blow} to eject wind.] 1. A vesicle of the skin, containing watery matter or serum, whether occasioned by a burn or other injury, or by a vesicatory;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spanish 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, Spanishfly. Also called cantharis. a common European blister beetle, Cantharis …   Universalium

  • Spanish fly — Span′ish fly′ n. 1) Also called cantharides 1) a preparation of powdered blister beetles used chiefly for its supposed potency as an aphrodisiac. 2) ent Also, Span′ish•fly Also called cantharis a common European blister beetle Lytta… …   From formal English to slang

  • spanish-fly — n. Blister fly, blister beetle (Canthar is vesicatoria) …   New dictionary of synonyms

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