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Nucta

or miraculous drop which falls in Egypt on St. John's day (June), is supposed to have the effect of stopping the plague. Thomas Moore refers to it in his Paradise and the Peri.

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