Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of various medical remedies.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

Etymologies

Contraction of aroma philosophorum, from Latin. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • The mustachioed lady's devotion
    Is testing each balm and each lotion.
    In hunting an aroph
    To take her lip hair off
    She'll try any alchemist's potion.

    May 14, 2016