camphor ice

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noun

a cosmetic preparation composed of camphor, spermaceti, white beeswax, and a vegetable oil and used chiefly in the treatment of mild skin eruptions.

Origin of camphor ice

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
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  • Charlotte unbendingly smoothed out a bit of tin-foil and wrapped the piece of camphor-ice in it.

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British Dictionary definitions for camphor ice

camphor ice


noun

an ointment consisting of camphor, white wax, spermaceti, and castor oil, used to treat skin ailments, esp chapped skin
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