philter

noun
phil·​ter | \ ˈfil-tər How to pronounce philter (audio) \

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/philter. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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philter

noun
phil·​ter
variants: or chiefly British philtre \ ˈfil-​tər How to pronounce philter (audio) \

Medical Definition of philter

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

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