juice de jeans
 n.— «Two new studies by reproductive-health providers suggest that improper use of such drugs is one of myriad methods, including questionable homemade potions, frequently employed in attempts to end pregnancies by women from fervently anti-abortion cultures despite the widespread availability of safe, legal and inexpensive abortions in clinics and hospitals.…Interviews with several community leaders and individual women in Washington Heights echoed the findings, and revealed even more unconventional methods like “juice de jeans,” a noxious brew made by boiling denim hems.» —“For Privacy’s Sake, Taking Risks to End Pregnancy” by Jennifer 8. Lee, Cara Buckley New York Times Jan. 5, 2009. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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