Also called cantharides. a preparation of powdered blister beetles, especially the Spanish fly, used medicinally as a counterirritant, diuretic, and aphrodisiac.
Also, Spanishfly. Also called cantharis. a common European blister beetle, Cantharis (Lytta) vesicatoria, that yields this preparation.
a European blister beetle, Lytta vesicatoria (family Meloidae), the dried bodies of which yield the pharmaceutical product cantharides
another name for cantharides
noun, Furniture. 1. a carved pyramidal foot having fluted, concave sides usually ending in a scroll at the bottom.
noun 1. acoustic guitar. Spanish guitar noun 1. the classic form of the guitar; a six-stringed instrument with a waisted body and a central sound hole
noun 1. a high, curved heel with a straight heel breast, used on women’s shoes.
noun, Pathology. 1. the pandemic respiratory infection that spread throughout the world during 1917–18. Spanish influenza Span·ish influenza (spān’ĭsh) n. Influenza that caused several waves of pandemic in 1918-1919, resulting in over 20 million deaths worldwide.