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huis-apotheek, noun

Forms:
huisapatheek, huisapoteekShow more Also huisapatheek, huisapoteek, huisapteek, and with initial capital.
Plurals:
huis-apotheeks, huis-apteke /ˈhœɪsaptɪəkə/.
Origin:
Dutch, AfrikaansShow more Dutch (later Afrikaans huisapteek), huis house, home + apotheek dispensary, pharmacy.
historical
A medicine-chest of patent remedies, formerly used in many rural (Afrikaans) households. Also attributive. See also boereraat, trommel sense 1.
1868 W.R. Thomson Poems, Essays & Sketches 167At a bare little table..sits the huisvrouw, with..a coffee or tea kettle on the table beside her, and the huis-apotheek..on the window-ledge near her.
1991 Best of S. Afr. Short Stories (Reader’s Digest Assoc.) 112Every wagon and country home had its huis-apotheek or ‘home pharmacy’ of patent remedies, many of them with a remarkably high alcohol content.
A medicine-chest of patent remedies, formerly used in many rural (Afrikaans) households. Also attributive.

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