What does the word pharmacopoeia mean?

Usage examples for pharmacopoeia

  1. These legendary and gracious beasts, that inspired poets and artists and glyptic engravers- these things of beauty have now descended into the realm of mere usefulness, into the pharmacopoeia. – Old Calabria by Norman Douglas
  2. It was the British Pharmacopoeia. – The Blue Germ by Martin Swayne
  3. I doubt that it will ever be studied for its style in our new Schools of Literature; a devilish cunning if often there, but it leaves a smack of the pharmacopoeia. – A Book of Prefaces by H. L. Mencken