- a magical potion believed to arouse love or sexual passion toward a specified person, especially the person offering it.
Origin of love potion
First recorded in 1640–50
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Examples from the Web for love potion
But Brangne, Isolde's companion, substitutes a love-potion for the death-draught.
But Brangne artfully substitutes the love-potion for the death-draught.
He is said to have been driven mad by a love-potion, and to have perished by his own hand.A Smaller History of Rome
William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
Brangaena has betrayed her: the cup contains not the poison but the love-potion.Richard Wagner
John F. Runciman
To weave your spell out of commonplace events and brew a love-potion from every-day materials is high art.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 2 of 14
- any drink supposed to arouse sexual love in the one who drinks it