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From Latin adarce, adarca.


adarce (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) A saltish concretion on reeds and grass in marshy grounds in Galatia. It is soft and porous, and was formerly used for cleansing the skin and to treat leprosy.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for adarce in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)