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 Car’milhan.Carmi’ne (2 syl). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Carmin’ative.
 
A charm medicine. Magic and charms were at one time the chief “medicines,” and the fact is perpetuated by the word carminative, among others. Carminatives are given to relieve flatulence. (Latin, carmen, a charm.)   1
 


 Car’milhan.Carmi’ne (2 syl). 

 
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