American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A medicinal plaster made with a pastelike mixture of powdered black mustard, flour, and water, used especially as a counterirritant. Also called sinapism.
- n. a plaster containing powdered black mustard; applied to the skin as a counterirritant or rubefacient
“Page 72 altogether, this morning Mother sent for a physician, he came said the calomel that Father took early this morning by Mr. Duvall's advice was quite right, prescribed more calomel and a mustard plaster and would return this evening, he has just left, says that Father will be able to travel by twelve o'clock tomorrow provided inflammation did not take place, as yet there is no symptom of it.”
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n. A plant of the genus Brassica, formerly classed as Sinapis. The ordinary species are B. nigra, the black mustard; B. alba, the white mustard; and B. Sinapistrum, the wild mustard or charlock. Th...
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