electuary


elec·tu·ary

noun \i-ˈlek-chə-ˌwer-ē, -chü-ˌer-\
plural elec·tu·ar·ies

Definition of ELECTUARY

:  confection 2b

Origin 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

elec·tu·ary

noun \i-ˈlek-chə-ˌwer-ē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural elec·tu·ar·ies

Medical Definition of ELECTUARY

: 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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