Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the property of curing coughs.
  • noun A medicine for relieving coughs; a pectoral.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • (Med.) Pertaining to, or relieving, a cough.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective dated Relating to, or relieving, a cough.
  • noun dated A medicine for relieving coughs.

Etymologies

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Latin bēchĭcus ("of or for a cough"), Ancient Greek βηχικός (bēkhikos, "of or for a cough"): compare French béchique.

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