Definition of Electuary

1. n. A medicine composed of powders, or other ingredients, incorporated with some convserve, honey, or sirup; a confection. See the note under Confection.



Definition of Electuary

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

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Definition of Electuary

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Medical Definition of Electuary

1. Origin: OE. Letuaire, OF. Lettuaire, electuaire, F. Electuaire, L. Electuarium, electarium. Prob. Fr. Gr, a medicine that is licked away, fr. Gr. To lick up; out + to lick. See Lick, and cf. Eclegm. A medicine composed of powders, or other ingredients, incorporated with some convserve, honey, or sirup; a confection. See the note under Confection. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Electuary

electrovalency
electrovalent
electrovalent bond
electroviscous
electrovital
electroweak
electroweak interaction
electrowetting
electrowinning
electrowinnings
electrowon
electrum
electrums
elects
electuaries
electuary (current term)
eledoisin
eledoisins
eleemosynaries
eleemosynarily
eleemosynary
eleemosynous
eleet
elegance
elegances
elegancies
elegancy
elegant
elegant Habenaria
elegant brodiaea

Literary usage of Electuary

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1. Cooley's Cyclopædia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the by Arnold James Cooley, W. North (1892)
"electuary of Jal'ap. See CONFECTION. electuary of Kermes. ... electuary of Lau'rel Ber'ries. See CONFECTION OF RUE. electuary, ben'itive. ..."

2. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"appropriate. gesting the paste of cookery: spec, pastel, dope, electuary, magma, strass; see COSMETIC, CEMENT. pasteboard, n. board (short for "pasteboard"; ..."

3. A Cyclopædia of Several Thousand Practical Reciepts: And Collateral by Arnold James Cooley (1846)
"3j to 3ij in diarrhœa, dysentery, electuary OF CHARCOAL Syn. ... Vie, AC Same as confection of black pepper. electuary OF ..."

4. A Cyclopaedia of Practical Receipts: And Collateral Information in the Arts by Arnold James Cooley (1845)
"electuary OF MUSTARD. Syn. E. SINAPIS. Prep. (PC) Flour of mustard and conserve of roses, ... A stimulant cathartic. Dose. 10 grs. to ^ dr. electuary OF ..."

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