Complete Definition of "ichor"

English

Etymology
mid 17th century, from Classical Greek: ιÏÏÏ|ιÏÏÏ

Noun
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  1. the liquid that in Greek Mythology was said to flow in place of blood in the veins of the gods
  2. context|poetically any bloodlike fluid
  3. a watery, fetid discharge from a sore

Quotations
1720: This said, she wiped from Venusâ wounded palm / The sacred ichor, and infused the balm. — Alexander Pope, The Iliad
1936: Wrap him for shroud in a petal. / Embalm him with ichor of nettle. — Robert Frost, 'Departmental', 1936
1989: They will not live / As shades but angle forward to enjoy / The pluck of life, the pressure of their ichor. — Peter Porter, 'They Come Back More', from Possible Worlds, 1989

Category:Bodily fluids

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