philtre

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phil·ter

also phil·tre  (fĭl′tər)
n.
1. A love potion.
2. A magic potion or charm.
tr.v. phil·tered, phil·ter·ing, phil·ters also phil·tred or phil·tring or phil·tres
To enchant with or as if with a philter.

[French philtre, from Old French, from Latin philtrum, from Greek philtron, from philein, to love, from philos, beloved, loving.]

philtre

(ˈfɪltə) or

philter

n
a drink supposed to arouse love, desire, etc
[C16: from Latin philtrum, from Greek philtron love potion, from philos loving]

philtre

A love potion originally made by combining wine, herbs and drugs.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.philtre - a drink credited with magical powerphiltre - a drink credited with magical power; can make the one who takes it love the one who gave it
potion - a medicinal or magical or poisonous beverage
Translations

philtre

philter (US) [ˈfɪltəʳ] Nfiltro m

philtre

, (US) philter
nZaubertrank m; (= love philtre)Liebestrank m
References in classic literature ?
Hagar, in a fine dramatic melody, promised both, and proceeded to call up the spirit who would bring the love philter.
Bring me here, with elfin speed, The fragrant philter which I need.
Tell me now, fairy as you are--can't you give me a charm, or a philter, or something of that sort, to make me a handsome man?