Definition of mustard plaster in English:

Share this entry

mustard plaster

Pronunciation: /ˈməstərd ˌplastər/


A poultice made with mustard.
Example sentences
  • After a futile search for patients, she found two furry caterpillars that she ‘wrapped up in the mustard plaster, around which she tied a blade of grass to keep it in place.’
  • Back 100 years ago, the traditional treatment for this was to cover the area with a mustard plaster.
  • Professional physicians often prescribe folk therapies such as herbal teas or tinctures and mustard plasters.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: mus·tard plas·ter

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.