pastille

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Etymology 1[edit]

Types of fruit-flavoured pastilles (sense 1).
A pastille (sense 3.2) or cough drop containing eucalyptus oil and menthol.

Partly from the following:[1]

Doublet of pastegh.

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pastille (plural pastilles)

  1. An often round and somewhat flat flavoured candy or sweet.
  2. Any small, usually round and somewhat flat, granular piece of material; a tablet.
    • 2003, The Complete Drawing & Painting Course, →ISBN, page 201:
      Watercolors of professional quality come in small pastilles of dry pigment, in pans of semi-moist paint, or in tubes or bottles of liquid watercolor.
    1. (specifically, historical) A small pellet containing aromatic substances, burned to diffuse a fragrance or to disinfect or fumigate.
  3. (pharmacy)
    1. (historical) A medicinal pill, originally made of compressed herbs.
    2. A candy- or sweet-like lozenge, which, when sucked, releases substances that soothe a sore throat, and sometimes vapours to help unblock the nose or sinuses.
      Synonyms: cough drop, troche
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Etymology 2[edit]

See pastel.

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pastille (plural pastilles)

  1. (obsolete, art) Nonstandard spelling of pastel (crayon made from a type of dried paste; drawing made using such crayons).

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  1. ^ Compare “pastille, n.”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford: Oxford University Press, June 2021; “pastille, n.”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.
  2. ^ pastil, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish pastilla (small roll of fragrant dough), from Latin pastellum (dough, paste), a diminutive form of pasta (dough, paste).

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pastille f (plural pastilles)

  1. (archaic) small roll of dough containing fragrant ingredients baked in order to perfume the air
  2. pastille, lozenge, drop (medicinal or candy)
    J'ai acheté des pastilles contre la toux.
    I bought some cough drops.
  3. lozenge-shaped figure in a design
  4. The conductive part of a printed circuit board that components are fixed to

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