Spanish fly

noun

Definition of Spanish fly

1 : a green blister beetle (Lytta vesicatoria) of southern Europe
2 : cantharis 2

First Known Use of spanish fly

circa 1634

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Spanish fly

noun

medical Definition of Spanish fly

1 : a green blister beetle (Lytta vesicatoria of the family Meloidae) of southern Europe that is the source of cantharides
2 : cantharis 2

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