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love-potion

In mythology, a love-potion is a magical drink that makes the person who sips it fall in love. If you've got a crush on a classmate who doesn't know you're alive, you might be tempted to mix up a love-potion.

Love-potions are featured in a variety of literature, fairy tales, and the mythology of many cultures. Influencing a person to return your love might seem from many stories to be as simple as mixing up an elixir. A love-potion gone wrong plays a part in Wagner's opera "Tristan und Isolde," as well as the popular song first recorded by The Clovers in 1959, "Love Potion No. 9." In Latin, potion means "drink" or "poisonous drink."

Definitions of love-potion
  1. noun
    a drink credited with magical power; can make the one who takes it love the one who gave it
    synonyms: love-philter, love-philtre, philter, philtre
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    type of:
    potion
    a medicinal or magical or poisonous beverage
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