dra·​gée | \ dra-ˈzhā How to pronounce dragée (audio) \

Definition of dragée

1 : a sugar-coated nut
2 : a small silver-colored ball used as a decoration (as on a cake)

Examples of dragée in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Decorate half of the ginger cookies with royal icing, sanding sugar, and dragees, as desired. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies," 31 Oct. 2019 Colorful sanding sugar, edible glitter or dragees, optional Place crumbled cake in a food processor and pulse once or twice until it is crumbled. Ann Maloney, NOLA.com, "King cake leftovers? Make bread pudding, trifle and cake pops," 6 Feb. 2018 To decorate, pick up a purple, green and gold sanding sugars, edible glitter or dragees. Ann Maloney, NOLA.com, "King cake leftovers? Make bread pudding, trifle and cake pops," 6 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of dragée

1682, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for dragée

French, from Middle French dragie — more at dredge

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The first known use of dragée was in 1682

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Cite this Entry

“Dragée.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drag%C3%A9e. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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dra·​gée | \ dra-ˈzhā \

Medical Definition of dragée

: a sugar-coated medicated confection

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