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e·lec·tu·ar·y

 (ĭ-lĕk′cho͞o-ĕr′ē)
n. pl. e·lec·tu·ar·ies
A drug mixed with sugar and water or honey into a pasty mass suitable for oral administration.

[Middle English electuarie, from Late Latin ēlēctuārium, probably alteration of Greek ekleikton, from ekleikhein, to lick up : ek-, out; see eghs in Indo-European roots + leikhein, to lick; see leigh- in Indo-European roots.]

electuary

(ɪˈlɛktjʊərɪ)
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]

electuary

a preparation consisting of pulverized medication mixed with honey.
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Electuary mixed with almonds, chickpea and cashew nuts are prepared in gold foil as part of their diet.
Take the word "electuary." It's actually from the Latin word "electuarium" and the ancient Greek "ekleikton," meaning "medicine which is licked away." 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.