mustard plaster


noun

a black mixture of mustard and rubber placed on a cloth and applied to the skin as a counterirritant.

Nearby words

  1. mustard and cress,
  2. mustard family,
  3. mustard gas,
  4. mustard oil,
  5. mustard operation,
  6. mustee,
  7. mustelid,
  8. musteline,
  9. muster,
  10. muster day

Origin of mustard plaster

First recorded in 1855–60

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British Dictionary definitions for mustard plaster

mustard plaster

noun

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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Medicine definitions for mustard plaster

mustard plaster

n.

A medicinal plaster made with a pastelike mixture of powdered black mustard, flour, and water, used especially as a counterirritant.

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