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  • noun archaic The dung of dogs or hyenas, turned white by exposure to air, formerly used in dressing leather and in medicine.

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Latin, Greek white.

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  • Dung of dogs or hyenas, which becomes white by exposure to air. It is used in dressing leather, and was formerly used in medicine.

    January 4, 2008