What does the word calomel mean?

Usage examples for calomel

  1. One medicine case containing quinine, calomel, and Sun Cholera Mixture in tablets. – Notes of a War Correspondent by Richard Harding Davis
  2. Here was a matter that must involve the death of many men, and the token sent to me by the autocrat who stood at the back of it all, to prove the good faith of his messenger, was a box of calomel pills! – Child of Storm by H. Rider Haggard
  3. But I can vouch, upon my own experience, that no similar imputation lies against the gentlemen who prescribe large quantities of calomel in America. – Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope