from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A universal remedy; a certain purgative electuary.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A universal remedy; -- a name formerly given to a purgative electuary.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of purgative medicine formerly in use, compounded of many substances: so called from its supposed general usefulness.
dia- + catholicon (Wiktionary)