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mustard plaster

Syllabification: mus·tard plas·ter

Definition of mustard plaster in English:

noun

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.

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