Examples of apothecary in a Sentence
in olden days the apothecary had few drugs that actually cured anything, most substances being little more than pain relievers
the historic village boasts an old-fashioned apothecary that's been there for almost a century and a half
Recent Examples of apothecary from the Web
Soon apprenticed as an apothecary, Arnold eventually set up his own general-goods shop in New Haven and, with an eye to the main chance, began making merchant voyages to Canada and the West Indies.
CH Projects’ other San Diego concepts include Ironside Fish & Oyster, El Dorado cocktail lounge, Underbelly asian fusion restaurant, Polite Provisions apothecary bar and the new Born and Raised steakhouse.
Find that boar-bristle shaving brush Long before there was a Walgreen’s or a CVS on every corner, Merz Apothecary, founded in 1875, has offered the wisdom of the local apothecary.
Fleming had an apothecary and a small wooden table with a carving on the front drawer.
The couple also run Mountain Dandy across the alley—a Western-themed men’s shop featuring high-end apothecary, vintage photographs, and handmade leather accessories.
Family history Red Arrow Labs, where the program initially will be based, and Dohmen’s headquarters are a few blocks from where Frederick Dohmen, a German immigrant, opened an apothecary that would become the drug wholesaler F. Dohmen Co.
The fragrant shop resembles an apothecary of seasonings, stacked with glass jars filled with his proprietary, exotically named blends like Orchidea (Sichuan pepper, lime, orchid root), as well as tins of his famous spiced, French-style biscuits.
The visual effect is of an alchemist’s workshop masquerading as an apothecary, a Pantone showroom by way of Hogwarts, God’s own Crayola box.
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Apothecaries, bodegas, and boutiques
Apothecary, bodega, and boutique may not look very similar, but they are all related both in meaning and in origin. Each of these words can be traced back to a Latin word for “storehouse” (apotheca), and each one refers in English to a retail establishment of some sort. Although bodega initially meant “a storehouse for wine,” it now most commonly refers to a grocery store in an urban area, especially one that specializes in Hispanic groceries. Boutique has also taken on new meanings: its first sense in English (“a small retail store”) is still current, but it now may also denote “a small company that offers highly specialized products or services.” Of the three words, apothecary has changed the least; it has gone from referring solely to the person who sells drugs or medicines to also naming the store where such goods are sold.
Origin and Etymology of apothecary
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Definition of apothecary for English Language Learners
: a person who prepared and sold medicines in past times
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