Definition of Camphor ball
1. Noun. A small sphere of camphor or naphthalene used to keep moths away from stored clothing.
Generic synonyms: Ball, Globe, Orb
Terms within: Camphor, Naphthalene
Derivative terms: Mothball
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Literary usage of Camphor ball
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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. ..."