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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.
, 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.
[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
References in periodicals archive
Specifically, an electuary
refers to medicinal herbs - and in this case, cannabis oil - mixed with honey.
Hairy Panter Syndrome, an FMD sequela less taught in Veterinary Schools as well as farmer trainings of Pakistan because of a trend of negligible follow-up in this field and urge of farmer that the vet must cure his animal on his first visit with 3 or 4 injections and secretly formulated electuary
and never come back again until the disease appears again or animal gets on the verge of death.
An explanation from 1860 says: "The assassins, before they attacked an enemy, would intoxicate themselves with a powder made of hemp leaves, out of which they prepared an inebriating electuary
, called hashish.