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Spanish fly


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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spanish \Span"ish\, a.
     Of or pertaining to Spain or the Spaniards.
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     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.
        --Ure.
  
     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">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 curlew (Zool.), 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 (Zool.), the California rockfish
        ({Sebastichthys rubrivinctus). It is conspicuously
        colored with bands of red and white.
  
     Spanish fly (Zool.), 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. (Zool.)
     (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
         Mackerel.
  
     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 (and note at that
        entry).
  
     Spanish needles (Bot.), a composite weed ({Bidens
        bipinnata) having achenia armed with needlelike awns.
  
     Spanish+nut+(Bot.),+a+bulbous+plant+({Iris+Sisyrinchium">Spanish nut (Bot.), a bulbous plant ({Iris Sisyrinchium)
        of the south of Europe.
  
     Spanish potato (Bot.), the sweet potato. See under
        Potato.
  
     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
        jib-headed sail.
  
     Spanish sheep (Zool.), a merino.
  
     Spanish white, an impalpable powder prepared from chalk by
        pulverizing and repeated washings, -- used as a white
        pigment.
  
     Spanish windlass (Naut.), a wooden roller, with a rope
        wound about it, into which a marline spike is thrust to
        serve as a lever.
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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blister \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.
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              And painful blisters swelled my tender hands.
                                                    --Grainger.
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     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.
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     3. A vesicatory; a plaster of Spanish flies, or other matter,
        applied to raise a blister. --Dunglison.
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     Blister beetle, a beetle used to raise blisters, esp. the
        Lytta vesicatoria (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.
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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cantharis \Can"tha*ris\ (k[a^]n"th[.a]*r[i^]s), n.; pl.
     Cantharides (k[a^]n*th[a^]r"[i^]*d[=e]z). [L., a kind of
     beetle, esp. the Spanish fly, Gr. kanqari`s.] (Zool.)
     A beetle ({Lytta vesicatoria, syn. Cantharis vesicatoria),
     having 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.
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Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :

  Spanish fly
       n : green beetle of southern Europe

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