Origin of calomel
Examples from the Web for calomel
When I was a boy, I always associated Calvinism and calomel together.Backlog Studies|Charles Dudley Warner
Three, four, and even five, scruples of calomel were usually taken before this effect was produced.
Not even a bottle of quinine or an ounce of calomel was allowed to cross the border, if the enemy could prevent it.Memoirs of Service Afloat, During the War Between the States|Raphael Semmes
The lumbrici are destroyed by repeated doses of calomel and scammony.Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million|Sarah Josepha Hale
I'll go out and see him again in a couple of days and give him a dose of calomel.The Lady Doc|Caroline Lockhart
British Dictionary definitions for calomel
Word Origin for calomel
Word Origin and History for calomel
old name for mercurous chloride, 1670s, from French calomel, supposedly (Littré) from Greek kalos "fair" + melas "black;" but as the powder is yellowish-white this seems difficult. "It is perhaps of significance that the salt is blackened by ammonia and alkalis" [Flood].