Definition of Spanish fly in English:

Spanish fly

Syllabification: Span·ish fly


  • 1A bright green European blister beetle.
    • Lytta vesicatoria, family Meloidae
  • 1.1A toxic preparation of the dried bodies of Spanish fly beetles, formerly used in medicine as a counterirritant and sometimes taken as an aphrodisiac. Also called cantharides.
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    • What should have been a party ends up a limp loser that no amount of Spanish fly could enliven.
    • The show has not proven to be the small-screen equivalent of Spanish fly.

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