electuary(redirected from electuaries)
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n. pl. e·lec·tu·ar·ies
A drug mixed with sugar and water or honey into a pasty mass suitable for oral administration.
n, pl -aries
(Medicine) archaic a paste taken orally, containing a drug mixed with syrup or honey
[C14: from Late Latin ēlēctuārium, probably from Greek ēkleikton electuary, from ekleikhein to lick out, from leikhein to lick]
e•lec•tu•ar•y(ɪˈlɛk tʃuˌɛr i)
n., pl. -ar•ies.
confection (def. 6).
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin elect(u)ārium a medicinal lozenge, alter. of Greek ekleiktón lozenge, neuter v. adj. of ekleíchein to lick up]
a preparation consisting of pulverized medication mixed with honey.See also: Drugs