Definition for OM'PHA-CINE

OM'PHA-CINE, a. [Gr. ομφακινος, from ομφαξ, unripe fruit.]

Pertaining to or expressed from unripe fruit. Omphacine oil is a viscous brown juice extracted from green olives. With this the wrestlers in the ancient gymnastic exercises used to anoint their bodies. Encyc.

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