（σπλήνιον). A sort of court-plaster made of white linen or
leather, and worn in patches on the face to conceal any defect or scar; and perhaps, as in
modern times, to heighten the fairness of the complexion (Mart. ii.
29, 10; viii. 33).
Harry Thurston Peck. Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. New York. Harper and Brothers. 1898.
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