electuary

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin electuarium, from Ancient Greek ἐκλείκτον (ekleíkton, medicine which is licked away), from ἐκλείχω (ekleíkhō, I lick up), from ἐκ (ek, out, from) + λείχω (leíkhō, I lick).

Noun[edit]

electuary (plural electuaries)

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