electuary

noun
elec·​tu·​ary | \ i-ˈlek-chə-ˌwer-ē How to pronounce electuary (audio) , -chü-ˌer-\
plural electuaries

Definition of electuary

First Known Use of electuary

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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electuary

noun
elec·​tu·​ary | \ i-ˈlek-chə-ˌwer-ē How to pronounce electuary (audio) \
plural electuaries

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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