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Spanish fly

Spanish fly --> cantharis

A dried beetle, lytta (Cantharis) vesicatoria, used as a counterirritant and vesicant.

Synonym: Russian fly, spanish fly.

Origin: L., fr. G. Kantharis, a beetle


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