a black mixture of mustard and rubber placed on a cloth and applied to the skin as a counterirritant.
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- mustard and cress,
- mustard family,
- mustard gas,
- mustard oil,
- mustard operation,
- muster day
Origin of mustard plaster
First recorded in 1855–60
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med a mixture of powdered black mustard seeds and an adhesive agent applied to the skin for its relaxing, stimulating, or counterirritant effects
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A medicinal plaster made with a pastelike mixture of powdered black mustard, flour, and water, used especially as a counterirritant.
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