dragée

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From French dragée.

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dragée (plural dragées)

  1. A sweet or confection, originally as used to administer drugs, medicine, etc.
    • 1971, Anthony Burgess, M/F (Penguin 2004), page 129:
      I opened the cupboard and found a bag of raisins, two empty sauce bottles, a packet of icing sugar, a tube of dragées and a paper packet of candles.

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French dragie, via Latin tragēmata, from Ancient Greek τραγήματα (tragḗmata, dried fruits, sweetmeats), plural of τράγημα (trágēma).

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dragée f (plural dragées)

  1. a sweet with almond filling
    • 1923, Gustave Fraipont, Les Vosges:
      [] mais quel pavage désagréable ! je le recommande aux gens qui ont les pieds sensibles ! on dirait des dragées et des pralines posées sur un champ... Aïe !
  2. a dragée, a sugar-coated pill
  3. (slang) a bullet

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