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Celandine  •  Link

An electuary is a medicinal powder mixed with sugar water or honey into a kind of paste.

TerryF  •  Link


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...

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