Definition of album graecum in US English:

album graecum

(also album grecum)


  • The dry white excrement of a dog, hyena, or other bone-eating carnivore, especially when used as an ingredient in medicinal preparations or in dyeing and tanning.


Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Chaloner. From post-classical Latin album Graecum from album dry white excrement of a dog, use as noun of neuter of classical Latin albus white + classical Latin Graecum, neuter of Graecus.