lana succida

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Middle English[edit]

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Borrowed from Medieval Latin lāna succida (greasy wool).


lana succida (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) unwashed sheep’s wool, used raw or impregnated with medicinal oils, ointments, vel sim. as a medicament

Usage notes[edit]

  • The phrase “lana succida of ⸻” is construed to indicate the fluid wherewith the wool is impregnated.

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