AEga psora

AEga psora
Salve Salve (?; 277), n. [AS. sealf ointment; akin to LG. salwe, D. zalve, zalf, OHG. salba, Dan. salve, Sw. salfva, Goth. salb[=o]n to anoint, and probably to Gr. (Hesychius) ? oil, ? butter, Skr. sarpis clarified butter. [root]155, 291.] 1. An adhesive composition or substance to be applied to wounds or sores; a healing ointment. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. A soothing remedy or antidote. [1913 Webster]

Counsel or consolation we may bring. Salve to thy sores. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{Salve bug} (Zo["o]l.), a large, stout isopod crustacean ({[AE]ga psora}), parasitic on the halibut and codfish, -- used by fishermen in the preparation of a salve. It becomes about two inches in length. [1913 Webster]


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