One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
mass noun, usually as modifier Mud from thermal springs in Italy, used in curative treatment at spas and health farms.‘fango mud baths’
- ‘Fango is volcanic in origin. The mud is rich in minerals and promotes the release of toxins and relieves muscular and arthritic pain.’
- ‘The fango is made of pure volcanic ash, and removes impurities, replaces minerals and gently exfoliates the skin.’
Early 20th century: Italian, literally ‘mud’.
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