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electuary

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noun elec·tu·ary \i-ˈlek-chə-ˌwer-ē, -chü-ˌer-\

Definition of electuary

plural

electuaries

  1. :  confection 2b



Origin and Etymology of electuary

Middle English electuarie, from Anglo-French eletuarie, from Late Latin electuarium, probably from Greek ekleikton, from ekleichein to lick up, from ex- + leichein to lick — more at lick


First Known Use: 14th century


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electuary

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noun elec·tu·ary \i-ˈlek-chə-ˌwer-ē\

Medical Definition of electuary

plural

electuaries

  1. :  confection; especially :  a medicated paste prepared with a sweet (as honey), used in veterinary practice, and administered by smearing on the teeth, gums, or tongue




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