syrup: medicinal decoction
Err. V. i. 104
“wholesome s-s, drugs,”
Oth. III. iii. 332
∥ Cf. ‘Diacodion’, is a syrup
made with heads of the herbe called popy, and water, . . .
to cause one to sleape (Elyot's Dict.).
A Shakespeare Glossary. C. T. Onions. Oxford. Clarendon Press. 1911.
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