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linctus Line breaks: linc|tus
Pronunciation: /ˈlɪŋktəs/

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Definition of linctus in English:


[mass noun] British
Thick liquid medicine, especially cough mixture.


Late 17th century: from Latin, from lingere 'to lick'.

  • This word for a cough mixture is an adoption of a Latin word which comes from lingere ‘to lick’. It is literally a mixture meant to be lapped up by the tongue.

Words that rhyme with linctus

Quintus • eucalyptus • cistus

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