dragée

dragée

[dra-zhey]
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.

Origin:
1850–55; < French; Old French dragee, dragie < Medieval Latin drageia < Medieval Greek *dragéa, for Greek tragḗma sweetmeat, dried fruit

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dragée (dræˈʒeɪ)
 
n
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
 
[C19: from French; see dredge²]

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dragée dra·gée (drä-zhā')
n.
A small, often medicated candy.

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