Origin of ptisan
Examples from the Web for ptisan
On his next visit the doctor asked, "What effect has the ptisan produced?"
When the little Abb de Voisenon was ordered by his physician to drink a quart of ptisan per hour he was horrified.A Book about Doctors|John Cordy Jeaffreson
Ptisan, tiz′an, n. a medicinal drink made from barley with other ingredients.
When the diminutive Abb de Voisenon was ordered by his physician to drink a quart of ptisan per hour, he was horrified.
A large cup of ptisan was presented by the page, which the sick man swallowed with eager and trembling haste.The Fair Maid of Perth|Sir Walter Scott