Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
An electuary is a medicinal powder mixed with sugar water or honey into a kind of paste.
A drug mixed with sugar and water or honey into a pasty mass suitable for oral administration. ETYMOLOGY: Middle English electuarie, from Late Latin electuarium, probably alteration of Greek ekleikton, from ekleikhein, to lick up : ek-, out; see eghs in Appendix I + leikhein, to lick...http://www.bartleby.com/61/31/E0083100.html
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