dragée [dra-zhey] Word Origin noun
- a sugarcoated nut or candy.
- a small, beadlike piece of candy, usually silver-colored and used for decorating cookies, cake, and the like.
- a sugarcoated medication.
Origin of dragée 1850–55; French; Old French dragee, dragie Medieval Latin drageia Medieval Greek *dragéa, for Greek tragḗma sweetmeat, dried fruit British Dictionary definitions for dragee dragée noun
- a sweet made of a nut, fruit, etc, coated with a hard sugar icing
- a tiny beadlike sweet used for decorating cakes, etc
- a medicinal formulation coated with sugar to disguise the taste
Word Origin for dragée C19: from French; see dredge ² dragee in Medicine dragée [drä-zhā′] n.
- A small, often medicated candy.