AskDefine | Define electuary

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English

Etymology

From Greek ἐκλεικτὀν (to lick out), via Latin electuarium.

Noun

  1. Any preparation of a medicine mixed with honey or similar in order to make it more palatable to swallow.

Extensive Definition

An electuary is a medicinal paste composed of powders, or other ingredients, incorporated with some jam, honey, syrup, etc, for the purposes of oral consumption.

References

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary. 1913.
electuary in Spanish: electuario
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