adarce

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin adarce, adarca, Ancient Greek.

NounEdit

adarce

  1. (obsolete) A saltish concretion on reeds and grass in marshy grounds in Galatia. It is soft and porous, and was formerly used for cleansing the skin and to treat leprosy.
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Last modified on 12 August 2013, at 16:01