basilicon

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Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek βασιλικόν (basilikón) (basilikon; in the form basilicum, via the Latin basilicum), the neuter form of βασιλικός (basilikós) (basilikos, “royal”; basilicus in Latin), understood as in the phrase βασιλικόν φάρμακον (basilikón phármakon, royal drug).

Noun[edit]

basilicon (usually uncountable, plural basilicons)

  1. (archaic, medicine) Any of various ointments believed to have “sovereign” virtues.

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