pharmacopoeia

Part of speech: noun

A standard book of formulas, drugs, etc.

Part of speech: noun

Drugs collectively.

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Usage examples "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", Norman Douglas.
  2. It was the British Pharmacopoeia. - "The Blue Germ", 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", H. L. Mencken.