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From Biology-Online Dictionary
Origin: oe. Letuaire, OF. Lettuaire, electuaire, f. Electuaire, L. Electuarium, electarium. Prob. Fr. Gr, a medicine that is licked away, fr. Gr. To lick up; out _ to lick. See Lick, and cf. Eclegm.
(Science: medicine) a medicine composed of powders, or other ingredients, incorporated with some convserve, honey, or sirup; a confection. See the note under confection.