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dragée

[dra-zhey]
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noun
  1. a sugarcoated nut or candy.
  2. a small, beadlike piece of candy, usually silver-colored and used for decorating cookies, cake, and the like.
  3. a sugarcoated medication.
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Origin of dragée

1850–55; < French; Old French dragee, dragie < Medieval Latin drageia < Medieval Greek *dragéa, for Greek tragḗma sweetmeat, dried fruit
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Examples from the Web for dragees

Historical Examples

  • When a child is born, the parents should send to all their friends a box of dragees—that is, sugared almonds or sugar-plums.

    Peeps At Many Lands: Belgium

    George W. T. Omond


British Dictionary definitions for dragees

dragée

noun
  1. a sweet made of a nut, fruit, etc, coated with a hard sugar icing
  2. a tiny beadlike sweet used for decorating cakes, etc
  3. a medicinal formulation coated with sugar to disguise the taste
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Word Origin

C19: from French; see dredge ²
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dragees in Medicine

dragée

(drä-zhā)
n.
  1. A small, often medicated candy.
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