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1. A small, often medicated candy.
2. A tiny, hard candy used to decorate baked goods.

[French, from Old French dragie; see dredge2.]


1. (Cookery) a sweet made of a nut, fruit, etc, coated with a hard sugar icing
2. (Cookery) a tiny beadlike sweet used for decorating cakes, etc
3. (Pharmacology) a medicinal formulation coated with sugar to disguise the taste
[C19: from French; see dredge2]



1. a sugarcoated nut or candy.
2. a sugarcoated medication.
[1850–55; < French; Old French dragee, dragie]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dragee - silvery candy beads used for decorating cakes
candy, confect - a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts
2.dragee - sugar-coated nut or fruit piece
candy, confect - a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts
3.dragee - pill that is a sugar-coated medicated candy
lozenge, pill, tablet, tab - a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet


n (Med: = sweet) → Dragee nt
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