basilicon ointment

noun ba·sil·i·con ointment \-kən-, -ləˌkän-\

Definition of basilicon ointment

  1. 1 obsolete :  an ointment composed of opopanax, galbanum, pitch, resin, and oil

  2. 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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