philter definition by Webster's New World
- a potion thought to arouse sexual love, esp. toward a certain person
- any magic potion
Origin: Middle French philtre ; from Classical Latin philtrum ; from Classical Greek philtron ; from philein, to love
philter definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A love potion.
- A magic potion or charm.
Origin: French philtre, from Old French, from Latin philtrum, from Greek philtron, from philein, to love, from philos, beloved, loving.