adjective can·tha·rid·i·an \¦kan(t)thə¦ridēən, ¦kaan-\
variants: or


\¦kan(t)thə¦ridēən, ¦kaan-\

Definition of cantharidian

  1. :  composed of or containing cantharides

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Origin and Etymology of cantharidian

cantharides + -ian or -ean (variant of -ian)

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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