Pastil

pastille

[pa-steel, -stil]
noun
1.
a flavored or medicated lozenge; troche.
2.
a roll or cone of paste containing aromatic substances, burned as a disinfectant or deodorant.
3.
pastel for crayons.
4.
a crayon made of pastel.
Also, pastil [pas-til] .


Origin:
1610–20; < French < Spanish pastilla; akin to Latin pastillus lump of meal, lozenge, akin to pānis bread

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pastille or pastil (ˈpæstɪl)
 
n
1.  a small flavoured or medicated lozenge for chewing
2.  an aromatic substance burnt to fumigate the air
3.  med a small coated paper disc formerly used to estimate the dose or intensity of radiation (esp of X-rays): it changes colour when exposed
4.  a variant of pastel
 
[C17: via French from Latin pastillus small loaf, from pānis bread]
 
pastil or pastil
 
n
 
[C17: via French from Latin pastillus small loaf, from pānis bread]

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pastille pas·tille or pas·til (pā-stēl')
n.

  1. A small medicated or flavored tablet; a troche.

  2. A tablet containing aromatic substances that is burned to fumigate or deodorize the air.

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