Naphtha

The drug used by Mede'a for anointing the wedding robe of Glauce, daughter of King Creon, whereby she was burnt to death on the morning of her marriage with Jason.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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