philter

noun
phil·​ter | \ˈfil-tər \

Definition of philter 

1 : a potion credited with magical power

2 : a potion, drug, or charm held to have the power to arouse sexual passion

First Known Use of philter

circa 1563, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for philter

Middle French philtre, from Latin philtrum, from Greek philtron; akin to Greek philos dear

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The first known use of philter was circa 1563

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philter

noun
phil·​ter
variants: or chiefly British philtre \ˈfil-​tər \

Medical Definition of philter 

: a potion, drug, or charm held to have the power to arouse sexual passion

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