any of various liquid concoctions of questionable medical value sold as an all-purpose curative, especially by traveling hucksters.
Slang. deceptive talk or actions; hooey; bunkum:
The governor promised to lower taxes, but it was the same old snake oil.
see under banana oil
noun the study of snakes
noun 1. devil’s-tongue. devil’s-tongue [dev-ilz-tuhng] /ˈdɛv ɪlzˌtʌŋ/ noun 1. a foul-smelling, fleshy plant, Amorphophallus rivieri, of the Old World tropics, having flowers on a spike surrounded by a dark-red spathe.
noun, Informal. 1. a mental hospital marked by squalor and inhumane or indifferent care for the patients. 2. an intensely chaotic or disagreeable place or situation.
noun 1. a widely grown houseplant, Sansevieria trifasciata, having stiffly erect, mottled, lance-shaped leaves.