Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A sugarplum; in pharmacy, a Sugar-coated medicine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun sugar-coated medication.
  • noun silver-coated candy bead for decorating cakes.
  • noun sugar-coated nut or fruit piece.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of dragée.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun pill that is a sugar-coated medicated candy
  • noun silvery candy beads used for decorating cakes
  • noun sugar-coated nut or fruit piece

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The principal grief of the Poilus appeared to be that a shell two or three days before had destroyed the store of the great "dragee"

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  • These are round sprinkles, a tiny bit larger than your average dragee, that look like small pearls.

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  • Then I drizzled them with some of that Wilton candy melt stuff and topped each one with a gold dragee ..

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  • Then I drizzled them with some of that Wilton candy melt stuff and topped each one with a gold dragee ..

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  • But, oh, at the moment my praises go to Lisa Simon's gentle scrub and her suchard dragee coloured body cream.

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  • With the current version 4.0.1 each iTunes Music net curtain purchase can be imported by dragee & drop or audio menu into a film.

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  • With the current version 4.0.1 each iTunes Music net curtain purchase can be imported by dragee & drop or audio menu into a film.

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  • These pharmaceutical compositions may be manufactured in a manner that is itself known, e.g., by means of conventional mixing, dissolving, granulating, dragee-making, levigating, emulsifying, encapsulating, entrapping or lyophilizing processes.

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  • · Extended drop of dragee and functionality: it is now possible tons of dragees of messages as files system wide, bring drop target window in front by dragee-went more over taskable buttons, to import of messages from.

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  • Pills supplied by the NHS in UK are rarely sugared these days (though they may still be coated), but the idiom persists. By the way dragee is hardly an alternative spelling to dragée - it is merely the result of using an ill-founded font by non-French typesetters, and is therefore a sin of omission. Wordniks have no excuse for getting it wrong on their computers.

    July 15, 2013

  • Wordniks are erudite enough to recognise the spelling dragee as standard and acceptable. Mainstream English has little to no tolerance of diacritics. Go weep for cafe, uber, etc if you must, but...

    July 15, 2013