Definition of opodeldoc in US English:

opodeldoc

(also opadilldock, opedildock, opedildoc)

noun

  • An alcoholic solution of soap (or oleic acid) and camphor with some added essential oils; soap liniment; (also) a preparation made from this, especially by mixing with laudanum; now archaic. In extended use: (United States regional) any medicine; alcohol.

Origin

Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin oppodeltoch, probably coined by Paracelsus; perhaps from ancient Greek ὀπός vegetable juice; for the ending, perhaps compare post-classical Latin nostoch.

Pronunciation

opodeldoc

/ˌɒpə(ʊ)ˈdɛldɒk/