- 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.
Origin of dragée
1850–55; < French; Old French dragee, dragie < Medieval Latin drageia < Medieval Greek *dragéa, for Greek tragḗma sweetmeat, dried fruit
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for dragees
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
- 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
C19: from French; see dredge ²
- A small, often medicated candy.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.