electuary

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of electuary was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Electuary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electuary. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

electuary

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