Definition of basilicon ointment
1 obsolete : an ointment composed of opopanax, galbanum, pitch, resin, and oil
2 : an ointment composed of rosin, yellow wax, and lard —called also resin cerate
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Origin and Etymology of basilicon ointment
Latin, from Greek basilikon, from neuter of basilikos royal
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