Definition of apothecary noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈpɒθəkəri//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈpɑːθəkeri//
(pl. apothecaries)
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a person who made and sold medicines in the past Word Origin late Middle English: via Old French from late Latin apothecarius, from Latin apotheca, from Greek apothēkē ‘storehouse’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: apothecary