dulsies, plural noun

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Also dulcis.
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AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans (earlier dulcis, shortened form of nitri dulcis, spiritus nitri dulcis sweet nitre).
Usually with distinguishing epithet, as brown dulsies or bruindulsies /ˈbreɪn-/, /ˈbrœɪn-/ [Afrikaans], red dulsies, white dulsies or (most commonly) wit dulsies /ˈvət-/, or witte dulsies /ˈvətə-/ [Afrikaans]: a patent medicine used for the treatment of a variety of ailments, especially colds and influenza. See also (old) Dutch medicine (Dutch adjective sense 2).
1919 Dunell, Ebden & Co.’s Price List Oct. 20Essence Dulcis 3/6.
1989 D. Smuts Folk Remedies 23Childlessness,..1 small bottle bruindulsies (if the fault lies with the woman; if the fault lies with the man, leave out the bruindulsies and add witdulsies).
a patent medicine used for the treatment of a variety of ailments, especially colds and influenza.

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