mustard plaster


Definition of mustard plaster

: a counterirritant and rubefacient plaster containing powdered mustard

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For colds, her parents applied mustard plasters, and her Norwegian father made her and her brother hot water, sugar and whiskey at bedtime, to keep coughs in check. Vanessa Hua, San Francisco Chronicle, "Nightcaps and further childhood cures," 3 Jan. 2018 Everyone in Russia knows about treatment by mustard plaster, an old-fashioned remedy. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, "The Grave-Hunter, Hunted," 11 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of mustard plaster

1562, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of mustard plaster

: a counterirritant and rubefacient plaster containing powdered mustard

called also mustard paper

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