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aceldama (plural aceldamas)
- The potter's field, said to have lain south of Jerusalem, purchased with the bribe which Judas took for betraying his master, and therefore called the field of blood.
- (figuratively) A field of bloodshed.
- The system of warfare ... which had already converted immense tracts into one universal aceldama. - De Quincey
the potter's field purchased with the bribe which Judas took for betraying his master
figuratively, a field of bloodshed
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