Definition of Mentholatum in English:

Mentholatum

Pronunciation /ˌmɛnθəˈleɪtəm/

noun

  • A trademark for: any of various menthol-containing preparations used to relieve the symptoms of colds and for other purposes.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Official Gazette. From menthol + post-classical Latin and scientific Latin -atum (in nouns denoting products), perhaps immediately after petrolatum.