Definition of electuary in English:

electuary

nounelectuaries

archaic
  • A medicinal substance mixed with honey or another sweet substance.

    • ‘Later Babylonian tablets give recipes for ‘electuaries’ - medicines based on honey.’
    • ‘In pre-modern medicine, catholicon was a soft electuary, so called as being supposedly universal in its curative and prophylactic abilities.’
    • ‘Dr. Mead directs a drachm of an electuary similar to this to be taken evening and morning.’

Origin

Late Middle English from late Latin electuarium, probably from Greek ekleikton, from ekleikhein ‘lick up’.

Pronunciation

electuary

/ɪˈlɛktjʊ(ə)ri/