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Definition of Spanish fly
Spanish flySpanish Span"ish, a.
Of or pertaining to Spain or the Spaniards.
Spanish bayonet (Bot.), a liliaceous plant (Yucca
alorifolia) with rigid spine-tipped leaves. The name is
also applied to other similar plants of the Southwestern
United States and mexico. Called also Spanish daggers.
Spanish bean (Bot.) See the Note under Bean.
Spanish black, a black pigment obtained by charring cork.
Spanish broom (Bot.), a leguminous shrub (Spartium
junceum) having many green flexible rushlike twigs.
Spanish brown, a species of earth used in painting, having
a dark reddish brown color, due to the presence of
sesquioxide of iron.
Spanish buckeye (Bot.), a small tree (Ungnadia speciosa)
of Texas, New Mexico, etc., related to the buckeye, but
having pinnate leaves and a three-seeded fruit.
Spanish burton (Naut.), a purchase composed of two single
blocks. A double Spanish burton has one double and two
single blocks. --Luce (Textbook of Seamanship).
Spanish chalk (Min.), a kind of steatite; -- so called
because obtained from Aragon in Spain.
Spanish cress (Bot.), a cruciferous plant (lepidium
Cadamines), a species of peppergrass.
Spanish curiew (Zo["o]l.), the long-billed curlew. [U.S.]
Spanish daggers (Bot.) See Spanish bayonet.
Spanish elm (Bot.), a large West Indian tree (Cordia
Gerascanthus) furnishing hard and useful timber.
Spanish feretto, a rich reddish brown pigment obtained by
calcining copper and sulphur together in closed crucibles.
Spanish flag (Zo["o]l.), the California rockfish
(Sebastichthys rubrivinctus). It is conspicuously
colored with bands of red and white.
Spanish fly (Zo["o]l.), a brilliant green beetle, common in
the south of Europe, used for raising blisters. See
Blister beetle under Blister, and Cantharis.
Spanish fox (Naut.), a yarn twisted against its lay.
Spanish grass. (Bot.) See Esparto.
Spanish juice (Bot.), licorice.
Spanish leather. See Cordwain.
Spanish mackerel. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A species of mackerel (Scomber colias) found both in
Europe and America. In America called chub mackerel,
big-eyed mackerel, and bull mackerel.
(b) In the United States, a handsome mackerel having bright
yellow round spots (Scomberomorus maculatus), highly
esteemed as a food fish. The name is sometimes
erroneously applied to other species. See Illust. under
Spanish main, the name formerly given to the southern
portion of the Caribbean Sea, together with the contiguous
coast, embracing the route traversed by Spanish treasure
ships from the New to the Old World.
Spanish moss. (Bot.) See Tillandsia.
Spanish needles (Bot.), a composite weed (Bidens
bipinnata) having achenia armed with needlelike awns.
Spanish nut (Bot.), a bulbous plant (Iris Sisyrinchium)
of the south of Europe.
Spanish potato (Bot.), the sweet potato. See under
Spanish red, an ocherous red pigment resembling Venetian
red, but slightly yellower and warmer. --Fairholt.
Spanish reef (Naut.), a knot tied in the head of a
Spanish sheep (Zo["o]l.), a merino.
Spanish white, an impalpable powder prepared from chalk by
pulverizing and repeated washings, -- used as a white
Spanish windlass (Naut.), a wooden roller, with a rope
wound about it, into which a marline spike is thrust to
serve as a lever. Spanish flyBlister Blis"ter, n. [OE.; akin to OD. bluyster, fr. the same
root as blast, bladder, blow. See Blow to eject wind.]
1. A vesicle of the skin, containing watery matter or serum,
whether occasioned by a burn or other injury, or by a
vesicatory; a collection of serous fluid causing a
bladderlike elevation of the cuticle.
And painful blisters swelled my tender hands.
2. Any elevation made by the separation of the film or skin,
as on plants; or by the swelling of the substance at the
surface, as on steel.
3. A vesicatory; a plaster of Spanish flies, or other matter,
applied to raise a blister. --Dunglison.
Blister beetle, a beetle used to raise blisters, esp. the
Lytta (or Cantharis) vesicatoria, called Cantharis or
Spanish fly by druggists. See Cantharis.
Blister fly, a blister beetle.
Blister plaster, a plaster designed to raise a blister; --
usually made of Spanish flies.
Blister steel, crude steel formed from wrought iron by
cementation; -- so called because of its blistered
surface. Called also blistered steel.
Blood blister. See under Blood. Spanish flyCantharis Can"tha*ris, n.; pl. Cantharides. [L., a kind of
beetle, esp. the Spanish fly, Gr. kanqari`s.] (Zo["o]l.)
A beetle (Lytta, or Cantharis, vesicatoria), havin1g an
elongated cylindrical body of a brilliant green color, and a
nauseous odor; the blister fly or blister beetle, of the
apothecary; -- also called Spanish fly. Many other species
of Lytta, used for the same purpose, take the same name.
See Blister beetle, under Blister. The plural form in
usually applied to the dried insects used in medicine.
Meaning of Spanish fly from wikipedia
- The Spanish fly
(Lytta vesicatoria) is an aposematic
in the blister beetle family
(Meloidae). It is distributed across
- Spanish Fly
is a 1975 British-Spanish comedy
by Bob Kellett
and starring Leslie
Phillips, Terry-Thomas, Graham
Armitage, Sue Lloyd
- The Spanish Fly
(German: Die spanische Fliege
to: The Spanish Fly
(play), a 1913 play by Franz Arnold
The Spanish Fly
(1931 film), a German...
- The Spanish fly
is an emerald-green beetle
in the family
vesicatoria. Spanish fly
may also refer
to: Cantharidin, a poisonous
- Spanish Fly
is an album
by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, released
in 1987. The singles
"Head to Toe" and "Lost in Emotion" both reached number
one in the United...
- Side two No. Title Length
6. "Light Up the Sky" 3:13 7. "Spanish Fly
" (instrumental) 1:00 8. "D.O.A." 4:09 9. "Women in Love..." 4:08 10. "Beautiful Girls"...
women, helicopters, ants, burlesque, gambling, the toxic
drug Spanish fly
, and his travels
to countries outside
States. The album
- Spanish Fly
is a 1998 French comedy
by Daphna Kastner
and starring Daphna
Kastner, Toni Cantó, Martin
- true fly
, and the Spanish fly
, a type of blister
beetle. ****inson, Michael
H. (29 May 1999). "Haltere–mediated equilibrium reflexes
of the fruit fly
- Spanish Fly
is a 2002 American
comedy-drama film directed
by Will Wallace, and follows
the use of an aphrodisiac
in a Los Angeles
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