Herr Seelenfromm, assistant to the apothecary Pflaum, had taught her.
The Observatory at Greenwich under the direction of an apothecary!
Luckily Jerome, through his old gathering for the apothecary, knew them all.
In this town one man is a lawyer, a merchant and an apothecary.
From his boyhood Bass wanted to be a sailor, but was apprenticed, sorely against his will, to a Boston apothecary.
His father is a wine-merchant; and his elder brother an apothecary.
During a large portion of his life he followed the profession of an apothecary.
This is better than the herb itself, and can be obtained from any apothecary.
He is, perhaps, the only person not an apothecary hereabouts.
And all—the collector, the apothecary, the clerk—all were of the same opinion.
mid-14c., "shopkeeper, especially one who stores, compounds, and sells medicaments," from Old French apotecaire (13c., Modern French apothicaire), from Late Latin apothecarius "storekeeper," from Latin apotheca "storehouse," from Greek apotheke "barn, storehouse," literally "a place where things are put away," from apo- "away" (see apo-) + tithenai "to put," from PIE root *dhe- "to put, to do" (see factitious). Same root produced French boutique and Spanish bodega. Cognate compounds produced Sanskrit apadha- "concealment," Old Persian apadana- "palace."
Drugs and herbs being among the chief items of non-perishable goods, the meaning narrowed 17c. to "druggist" (Apothecaries' Company of London separated from the Grocers' in 1617). Apothecaries formerly were notorious for "the assumed gravity and affectation of knowledge generally put on by the gentlemen of this profession, who are commonly as superficial in their learning as they are pedantic in their language" [Francis Grose, "A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue," 1796]. Hence, Apothecary's Latin, barbarously mangled, also known as Dog Latin.
apothecary a·poth·e·car·y (ə-pŏth'ĭ-kěr'ē)
n. pl. a·poth·e·car·ies
One that prepares and sells drugs and other medicines; a pharmacist.