Definitions

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  • n. A warming cathartic medicine made from aloes and canella.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A warming cathartic medicine, made of aloes and canella bark.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A warm cathartic composed of aloes and canella made into a powder, with honey. Popularly called hickery-pickery.

Etymologies

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New Latin, from Ancient Greek meaning "sacred" and "bitter".

Examples

  • [100] According to the "On-Line Medical Dictionary" hierapicra is "a warming cathartic medicine, made of aloes and canella bark."

    Robert Carter Diary, 1726

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