Monday, 23rd June 2014

by Joshua Gaskell

Simples, n.

Pronunciation: /sɪmp(ə)lz/
Etymology: < Latin simplus, sem- ‘one’ + plicāre ‘to fold’ = onefold.

Medicines or medicaments composed or concocted of only one constituent, esp. of one herb or plant; hence, plants or herbs employed for medical purposes. Go cf. Compounds, n.

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