from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. an antidote to a poison, especially to the venom of a snake
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. Treacle; molasses.
- adj. Of or pertaining to theriac; medicinal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as theriacal.
- n. A composition regarded as efficacious against the bites of poisonous animals; particularly, theriaca Andromachi, or Venice treacle, which is a compound of sixty to seventy or more drugs, prepared, pulverized, and reduced by the agency of honey to an electuary.
From Ancient Greek θηριακή (thēriakē, "antidote") feminine form of θηριακός (thēriakos, "concerning venomous beasts"), from θήρ (thēr, "beast") (Wiktionary)