A*cel"da*ma (#), n. [Gr. , fr. Syr. ok�xc7;l damo the field of blood.]

The potter's field, said to have lain south of Jerusalem, purchased with the bribe which Judas took for betraying his Master, and therefore called the field of blood. Fig.: A field of bloodshed.

The system of warfare . . . which had already converted immense tracts into one universal aceldama. De Quincey.

 

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