electuary

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

Definition of electuary

plural electuaries
: 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


Medical Dictionary

electuary

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

medical Definition of electuary

plural electuaries
: 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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