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electuary

[ ih-lek-choo-er-ee ]

noun

, Pharmacology, Veterinary Medicine.
, plural e·lec·tu·ar·ies.
  1. a pasty mass composed of a medicine, usually in powder form, mixed in a palatable medium, as syrup, honey, or other sweet substance: used especially for animals and administered by application to the teeth, tongue, or gums.


electuary

/ ɪˈlɛktjʊərɪ /

noun

  1. archaic.
    a paste taken orally, containing a drug mixed with syrup or honey


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Word History and Origins

Origin of electuary1

1350–1400; Middle English electuarie < Late Latin elect ( u ) ārium a medicinal lozenge, alteration (by confusion with Latin ēlēctus (adj.) choice, good quality, ēlēctus (noun) choice) of Greek ekleiktón lozenge (neuter verbal adjective of ekleíchein to lick up; ek- ec- + leíchein to lick ); -ary
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Word History and Origins

Origin of electuary1

C14: from Late Latin ēlēctuārium, probably from Greek ēkleikton electuary, from ekleikhein to lick out, from leikhein to lick
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Example Sentences

What an electuary found my father out for his daughter, when hee compounded you two my women?

This evening Mr. Hollyard sends me an electuary to take (a walnut quantity of it) going to bed, which I did.

Let her take aromatic electuary, disatyrion and candied eringo roots, every morning.

It was enclosed in a gallipot, and was what I believe they called an electuary.

They are used in the form of an electuary triturated to the proper consistency with honey or syrup.

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