Definition for AL-KERM'ES

AL-KERM'ES, n. [Arab. See Kermes.]

In pharmacy, a compound cordial, in the form of a confection, derived from the kermes berries. Its other ingredients are said to be pippin-cider, rose-water, sugar, ambergris, musk, cinnamon, aloes-wood, pearls, and leaf-gold. – Quincy. Chambers. Encyc.

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