- a potion thought to arouse sexual love, esp. toward a certain person
- any magic potion
Origin: MFr philtre from Classical Latin philtrum from Glassical Greek philtron from philein, to love
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- 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.