Venice treacle
Theriac The"ri*ac, Theriaca The*ri"a*ca, n. [L. theriaca an antidote against the bite of serpents, Gr. ?: cf. F. th['e]riaque. See {Treacle}.] 1. (Old Med.) An ancient composition esteemed efficacious against the effects of poison; especially, a certain compound of sixty-four drugs, prepared, pulverized, and reduced by means of honey to an electuary; -- called also {theriaca Andromachi}, and {Venice treacle}. [1913 Webster]

2. Treacle; molasses. --British Pharm. [1913 Webster]


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  • Venice treacle — Treacle Trea cle (tr[=e] k l), n. [OE. triacle a sovereign remedy, theriac, OF. triacle, F. th[ e]riaque (cf. Pr. triacla, tiriaca, Sp. & It. triaca, teriaca), L. theriaca an antidote against the bite of poisonous animals, Gr. ?, fr. ? of wild or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Venice treacle — Venice treacle, also called Andromachi theriaca, Theriacum Andromachi or treacle of Andromachus, in pharmacy, was a honey or molasses based alexipharmic composition once thought to be good against venom. It was first developed in Italy, then… …   Wikipedia

  • venice treacle — noun Usage: usually capitalized V : a long disused universal antidote or cure all : theriaca 1 * * * Venice treacle noun (archaic) A supposed antidote for all poisons, of many ingredients • • • Main Entry: ↑Venice …   Useful english dictionary

  • Venice treacle — noun see theriaca * * * Venice treacle noun (archaic) A supposed antidote for all poisons, of many ingredients • • • Main Entry: ↑Venice …   Useful english dictionary

  • Venice treacle — Ven·ice treacle ven əs n THERIACA …   Medical dictionary

  • Treacle — Trea cle (tr[=e] k l), n. [OE. triacle a sovereign remedy, theriac, OF. triacle, F. th[ e]riaque (cf. Pr. triacla, tiriaca, Sp. & It. triaca, teriaca), L. theriaca an antidote against the bite of poisonous animals, Gr. ?, fr. ? of wild or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Treacle mustard — Treacle Trea cle (tr[=e] k l), n. [OE. triacle a sovereign remedy, theriac, OF. triacle, F. th[ e]riaque (cf. Pr. triacla, tiriaca, Sp. & It. triaca, teriaca), L. theriaca an antidote against the bite of poisonous animals, Gr. ?, fr. ? of wild or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Treacle water — Treacle Trea cle (tr[=e] k l), n. [OE. triacle a sovereign remedy, theriac, OF. triacle, F. th[ e]riaque (cf. Pr. triacla, tiriaca, Sp. & It. triaca, teriaca), L. theriaca an antidote against the bite of poisonous animals, Gr. ?, fr. ? of wild or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Treacle mining — is the (fictitious) mining of treacle (similar to molasses) in a raw form similar to coal. The subject purports to be a serious topic but is in fact an attempt to test the credulity of the reader. The thick black nature of treacle makes the… …   Wikipedia

  • Treacle — is a thick, dark sugar syrup produced during raw sugarcane refiningOxford English Dictionary, Second Edition, 1989.] , used chiefly in cooking as a form of sweetener. It has a distinctively strong flavour, slightly bitter, and a richer colour… …   Wikipedia

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