pastille

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Borrowed from French pastille.

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pastille (plural pastilles)

  1. A soft flavoured candy.
  2. A medicinal pill, originally compressed herbs. A throat pastille is a large candy-like lozenge, which, when sucked, releases oils to soothe a sore throat and sometimes vapors to help unblock the nose or sinuses.
  3. A small granular half spheroid piece of material.

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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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