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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.

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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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British Dictionary definitions for court plaster

court plaster

noun

a plaster, composed of isinglass on silk, formerly used to cover superficial wounds
C18: so called because formerly used by court ladies for beauty spots
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