Origin of nostrum
Definition for nostrum (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for nostrum
So well recognized is this use of the nostrum that a number of the Southern newspapers advertise a cure for the "Teruna habit."
But Isabel only laughed and told him to go to Anabel, who had a nostrum for every ill.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Each one has his own nostrum to propound, and in the Babel of voices nothing is done.The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll|Stuart Dodgson Collingwood
A few were wise enough to see the trick, but most people believed in the efficacy of the nostrum.The Funny Side of Physic|A. D. Crabtre
In one respect, however, the labels help them by giving information as to which nostrum is the most heavily drugged.
British Dictionary definitions for nostrum (1 of 2)
Word Origin for nostrum
British Dictionary definitions for nostrum (2 of 2)
Word Origin for mare nostrum
Word Origin and History for nostrum
"quack medicine," c.1600, from Latin nostrum remedium "our remedy," presumably that prepared by the person offering it, from Latin nostrum, neuter of noster "our," from nos "we," from PIE *nos (see us).