from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A brilliant green blister beetle (Lytta vesicatoria) of central and southern Europe.
- noun A toxic preparation of the crushed, dried bodies of this beetle, formerly used as a counter-irritant for skin blisters and as an aphrodisiac.
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- noun uncountable
cantharides, a supposed aphrodisiacprepared from the dried and ground bodies of a variety of blister beetle, Lytta vesicatoria
- noun the
beetle, Lytta vesicatoria
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- noun green beetle of southern Europe
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