(From Venus). Venereal commerce. Some express by this word the age of puberty, or the venereal age.
(From froth). A troche; so called by Galen, because it was given in dysenteries where the stools where frothy; it was used against spitting of blood and dysenteries: P. AEgineta describes it as made of balaustines, rhubarb, opium, and other astringents.
(From Venus). See Lues Venerea.
A dry powder which consisted of frankincense, scales of copper or brass, pomegranate, white lead, and starch, equal parts, according to Paulus of AEgina. Galen to a certain collyrium gave this name. Some suppose it a powder used for hollow or venereal ulcers; or to excite lust.
(From froth, and milk).
It is also called capilacteum, lac spumosum; lactis flos. It seems to be milk so agitated, that the whole is converted into froth. This was a remedy recommended by Galen against habitual heat of the stomach. It has been considered as similar to our cream, and by others as a Syllabub.
(α, priv. and mind). From its intoxicating and narcotic quality. A wild poppy. Also the name of a cephalic plaster described by Aetius in his Tetrabib. 4. serm. iii. cap. 13.
(From spume, and nitre, also aphrolitrum). Spume of nitre; salts formed of the vitriolic acid and calcareous earth. It is a name also of the natron. See Anatron.
(From silly,) folly, or dotage. See Amentia.
(From apis, a bee). See Melissa. Apinel. A root met with in some of the American islands; it is the aristolochia anguicida Lin. Sp, Pi. 1362. If, with a rod, a piece of this root is put into the mouth of a serpent, the reptile, it is said, is soon destroyed. If a person chew it, and rub his hands and feet with it, the serpents shun him; nay, if he take the serpent, it cannot hurt him. The leaves and branches have a similar power in a less degree. See Hist. de lacad. Roy. an 1724. Jacquin's America. Apios. The pear tree. See Pyrus. Apites, or Apites Vinum,(from the pear tree,) called also apiites. The wine of pears, or perry. Its virtues are similar to those of cyder.
(From α, neg. and to wash). Unwashed. An epithet of wool, called by the Latins lana succida; q. v.