noun, plural electuaries. Pharmacology, Veterinary Medicine
a pasty mass composed of a medicine, usually in powder form, mixed in a palatable medium, as syrup, honey, or other sweet substance: used especially for animals and administered by application to the teeth, tongue, or gums.
1350-1400;Middle Englishelectuarie < Late Latinelect(u)ārium a medicinal lozenge, alteration (by confusion with Latinēlēctus (adj.) choice, good quality, ēlēctus (noun) choice) of Greekekleiktón lozenge (neuter verbal adjective of ekleíchein to lick up; ek-ec- + leíchein to lick); see -ary