In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- They washed their teeth and cleaned them with tooth powders (dentifrices).
- Unlocking the tube and squeezing some of the bright-orange dentifrice out, I raised the brush to my mouth and commenced extreme cleaning.
- Various tobacco products are used as dentifrice in different parts of India.
- Some forms of tobacco dentifrice include roasted and powdered tobacco, a paste made of tobacco and molasses, and a rinse of tobacco water (made by passing tobacco smoke through water).
- Women in the state of Maharashtra, including Mumbai, commonly use mishri (pyrolysed and powdered tobacco), and its initial use is as a dentifrice.
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