Sal. See Marinum sal.
(From cibus,food). By this is meant the assumption of aliment; synonymous also with the application of the nutritious juices.
A sort of onion nearly allied to the scallion. They have no bulb at the root, and are cultivated in the kitchen garden.
From the Hebrew term kibash, food, or nourishment.
Cibus albus. White food. It is a species of jelly, which in Fuller's Pharmacopoeia is thus made: take four pints of milk, the breast of a boiled capon, and two ounces of blanched sweet almonds; let them be well beat, then boil them over a gentle fire, adding three ounces of rice meal. When they begin to coagulate, add eight ounces of white sugar, and ten spoonfuls of rose water: mix all well together.
TheSpaniards give the name of cibus a/bus to a certain American plant. But by white meats we now mean milk, butter, cheese, custards, and other foods consisting of milk or eggs; as white pot, made of milk or cream, baked with the yolks of eggs, fine bread or rice, sugar, and spice, in an earthen vessel. There are a variety of dishes under this denomination; but, strictly speaking, white meats are fish, veal, and chicken.
(Quod cito cadit, because it soon disap-fiear*). The baum cricket. It hath wings, is very noisy, and is said to live on dew, which it sucks from the dwarf ash or manna tree. Its species we cannot ascertain, though we have examined all those of Gmelin, amounting to 237. These insects, when dried and burnt, are used in the colic or stone as a solvent.
(From cicatrico, to skin over). See Epulotica.
(From the same). A seam or elevation of callous flesh, on the skin, after the healing of a wound or ulcer, commonly called a scar.
It is the destruction of the cellular membrane by inflammation that causes cicatrices to be drawn inwards. Some commend the steams of hot water to be often applied to the growing skin to prevent a cicatrix, and to dress the wound with a cerate of wax and the oil of eggs.
(From kikkar, a round mass,) album, nigrum, vel rubrum; cicer sativum, cicer arietinum, erebinthus; chiches, ciches, cicers, cich peas, and vetch. The sort used as aliment is the cicer arietinum Lin. Sp. Pi. 1040.
Chiches, a leguminous plant, cultivated in warmer climates, where our finer peas do not thrive so well. They are a strong flatulent food, hard of digestion. They are sown in France, Italy, etc. flower in June, and the peas are ripe in July.
(From cicer, because of their size).
Cicera tartari. Small pills composed of turpentine and cream of tartar, of the size of a vetch.
(A dim. of candela, i. e. a little candle; so called from its light). The glow-worm, also called noctiluca terrestris, scarabaeus, cicendela mas et faemina.
The flying glow worms are males, and the creeping ones the females. Some think them anodyne, others lithontriptic; though probably neither.