from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A name formerly given to saffron.
  • noun A chemical preparation concocted by Paracelsus, used as a remedy for urinary calculus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A barbarous word used by the old chemists to designate various medical remedies.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun chemistry, obsolete Any of various medical remedies.


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Contraction of aroma philosophorum, from Latin.



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    Is testing each balm and each lotion.

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