from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Plural of cantharis.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Cantharides, a genus of coleopterous insects, formerly also taken to include aphids.
- n. Spanish fly, dried Cantharis vesicatoria beetles, popularly held to have aphrodisiac properties.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. See cantharis.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In zoology, a group of beetles containing the genus Cantharis and a number of closely related genera.
- [lowercase] A medicinal preparation of Spanish flies, used for blistering and other purposes.
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