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 for Apothecary
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Apothecary \A*poth"e*ca*ry\, n.; pl. Apothecaries. [OE.
     apotecarie, fr. LL. apothecarius, fr. L. apotheca storehouse,
     Gr. apo, fr. ? to put away; ? from + ? to put: cf. F.
     apothicaire, OF. apotecaire. See Thesis.]
     1. One who prepares and sells drugs or compounds for
        medicinal purposes; a druggist; a pharmacist.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: In England an apothecary is one of a privileged class
           of practitioners, licensed to prescribe medicine -- a
           kind of sub-physician. The surgeon apothecary is the
           ordinary family medical attendant. One who sells drugs
           and makes up prescriptions is now commonly called in
           England a druggist or a pharmaceutical chemist.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A drugstore; a store where medicines are sold.
        [PJC]
  
     Apothecaries' weight, the system of weights by which
        medical prescriptions were formerly compounded. The pound
        and ounce are the same as in Troy weight; they differ only
        in the manner of subdivision. The ounce is divided into 8
        drams, 24 scruples, 480 grains. See Troy weight.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  apothecary
      n 1: a health professional trained in the art of preparing and
           dispensing drugs [syn: pharmacist, druggist, chemist,
           apothecary, pill pusher, pill roller]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  56 Moby Thesaurus words for "apothecary":
     antique store, automobile showroom, bookstore, bootery,
     candy store, chemist, cigar store, clothiers, clothing store,
     confectionery, dispenser, dress shop, druggist, drugstore,
     dry goods store, florists, fur salon, furniture store, gallipot,
     gift shop, haberdashery, hardware store, hat shop, hobby shop,
     ironmongery, jewelers, jewelry store, leather goods store,
     liquor store, luggage shop, milliners, novelty shop, package store,
     pharmaceutist, pharmacist, pharmacy, posologist, saddlery,
     schlock house, schlock shop, secondhand shop, secondhand store,
     shoe store, smoke shop, specialty shop, sporting goods store,
     stationers, stationery store, sweater shop, sweet shop,
     thrift shop, tobacco store, tobacconists, toy shop, trimming store,
     used-car lot
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Apothecary
     rendered in the margin and the Revised Version "perfumer," in
     Ex. 30:25; 37:29; Eccl. 10:1. The holy oils and ointments were
     prepared by priests properly qualified for this office. The
     feminine plural form of the Hebrew word is rendered
     "confectionaries" in 1 Sam. 8:13.
     

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  APOTHECARY, n.  The physician's accomplice, undertaker's benefactor
  and grave worm's provider.
  
      When Jove sent blessings to all men that are,
      And Mercury conveyed them in a jar,
      That friend of tricksters introduced by stealth
      Disease for the apothecary's health,
      Whose gratitude impelled him to proclaim:
      "My deadliest drug shall bear my patron's name!"
                                                                    G.J.
  

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