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An electuary is a medicine consisting of a powder or other ingredient mixed with something sweet such as honey to make it more palatable.[1] In German and Swiss cultures, electuary or 'latwerge' is also more generally a thickened juice and honey preparation with a thick, viscous consistency that is used in for culinary purposes, such as a (bread) spread or as a sauce ingredient.[2][3]


  1. "The Doctor and the Buccaneer: Sir Hans Sloane's Case History of Sir Henry Morgan, Jamaica, 1688" by Richard B. Sheridan, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Vol. 41, No. 1 (January 1986), pp. 76-87.