Definition of electuary in US English:

electuary

noun

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

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

Origin

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

Pronunciation

electuary

/əˈlɛktʃəˌwɛri//əˈlekCHəˌwerē/