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  • n. cantharides, a supposed aphrodisiac prepared from the dried and ground bodies of a variety of blister beetle, Lytta vesicatoria
  • n. the beetle, Lytta vesicatoria

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a brilliant green beetle, common in the south of Europe, used for raising blisters. See Blister beetle under Blister, and Cantharis.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. green beetle of southern Europe

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