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dragée

[ dra-zhey ]
/ dræˈʒeɪ /
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noun

a sugarcoated nut or candy.
a small, beadlike piece of candy, usually silver-colored and used for decorating cookies, cake, and the like.
a sugarcoated medication.

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Origin of dragée

First recorded in 1850–55; from French; Old French dragee, dragie, from Medieval Latin drageia, drageya, dragia “sugar-coated lozenge,” from unrecorded Medieval Greek dragéa for Greek tragḗma “dried fruit eaten as dessert, confection”; see also dredge2
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British Dictionary definitions for dragée

dragée
/ (dræˈʒeɪ) /

noun

a sweet made of a nut, fruit, etc, coated with a hard sugar icing
a tiny beadlike sweet used for decorating cakes, etc
a medicinal formulation coated with sugar to disguise the taste

Word Origin for dragée

C19: from French; see dredge ²
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Medical definitions for dragée

dragée
[ drä-zhā ]

n.

A small, often medicated candy.
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