Dover's powderDo·ver's powder
a preparation of opium, ipecac, etc., formerly used to relieve pain and induce perspiration
Origin of Dover's powderafter T. Dover (1660-1742), British physician
A powdered drug containing ipecac and opium, formerly used to relieve pain and induce perspiration.
Origin of Dover's powderAfter Thomas Dover (1660-1742), British physician
(countable and uncountable, plural Dover's powders)
From Dr. Thomas Dover, an English physician.