basilicon ointment

ba·​sil·​i·​con ointment | \ -kən-, -ləˌkän- \

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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History and Etymology for basilicon ointment

Latin, from Greek basilikon, from neuter of basilikos royal

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