Definitions of Cantharides

  1. of Cantharis Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Spanish flies, used for blistering. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. Spanish flies; small beetles used for blistering. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. The Spanish fly, used in making blistering plasters. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5. Spanish flies. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for Cantharides

  1. The colour may indicate salts of copper, cantharides etc. – Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
  2. The Cerocoma, who is a golden green like the Cantharides seems to have partly adopted the amorous rites of her rival in dress. – The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles by Jean Henri Fabre