Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any medicine supposed to expel phlegm.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A medicine supposed to expel phlegm.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A medicine sup posed to possess the property of expelling phlegm.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And if by these means he be freed from the pain, it is enough; but if not, give him the white meconium (Euphorbia peplus?), or, if not it, any other phlegmagogue medicine.

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