What does Cantharis mean?

Cantharis meaning in General Dictionary

A beetle Lytta vesicatoria syn Cantharis vesicatoria having an elongated cylindrical human body of a fantastic green color and a nauseous smell the blister fly or blister beetle of the apothecary also known as Spanish fly a number of other species of Lytta employed for the same function take the same title See Blister beetle under Blister The plural kind in typically placed on the dried pests utilized in medication

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  • A beetle (Lytta, / Cantharis, vesicatoria), havin1g an elongated cylindrical human body of an excellent green shade, and a nauseous smell; the blister fly or blister beetle, associated with the apothecary; -- in addition known as Spanish fly. Many other species of Lytta, used for similar purpose, use the exact same name. See Blister beetle, under Blister. The plural kind in typically placed on the dried pests used in medicine.