Definition of rusma in English:

rusma

(also rhusma)

noun

historical
  • A paste composed of lime and orpiment, used as a depilatory.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Washington (fl. 1585). From Middle French rusma, probably ultimately from ancient Greek χρῖσμα ointment, perhaps via Ottoman Turkish.

Pronunciation

rusma

/ˈrʌzmə/