court plaster

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noun

cotton or other fabric coated on one side with an adhesive preparation, as of isinglass and glycerin, used on the skin for medical and cosmetic purposes.

Origin of court plaster

First recorded in 1765–75; so called because of former use in courtly circles for making beauty spots
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court plaster


noun

a plaster, composed of isinglass on silk, formerly used to cover superficial wounds

Word Origin for court plaster

C18: so called because formerly used by court ladies for beauty spots
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