Definition of Camphor ball

1. Noun. A small sphere of camphor or naphthalene used to keep moths away from stored clothing.

Exact synonyms: Mothball
Generic synonyms: Ball, Globe, Orb
Terms within: Camphor, Naphthalene
Derivative terms: Mothball



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Camphor Ball

camphane
camphanes
camphene
camphenes
camphine
camphines
camphire
camphires
camphogen
camphol
campholic acid
camphols
camphor
camphor-6-exo-hydroxylase
camphor 5-monooxygenase
camphor ball (current term)
camphor daisy
camphor dune tansy
camphor ice
camphor liniment
camphor oil
camphor tree
camphoraceous
camphorate
camphorated
camphorated oil
camphorated tincture of opium
camphorates
camphorating
camphoric

Literary usage of Camphor ball

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Pharmaceutical Journal by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1853)
"camphor ball. Melt 3 dr. of spermaceti and 4 dr. of white wax with I oz. of almond oil, and stir in 3 dr. of powdered camphor. JA (MFS)—CAMPHOR ICE may be ..."

2. A Dictionary of Domestic Medicine: Giving a Description of Diseases by John Henry Clarke (1901)
"The application of vaseline or camphor-ball at night is useful. MEDICINES.—(Three times a day.) Merc.—Where there is thin discharge, pains in the bones. ..."

3. The druggist's general receipt book by Henry Beasley (1878)
"camphor ball. Mix into a ball 2 dr. of camphor with liquorice powder and syrup enough to give it a proper consistence. Iodine Bail. ..."

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