dragée

noun

dra·​gée dra-ˈzhā How to pronounce dragée (audio)
1
: a sugar-coated nut
2
: a small silver-colored ball used as a decoration (as on a cake)

Example Sentences

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, 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, 6 Feb. 2018 To decorate, pick up a purple, green and gold sanding sugars, edible glitter or dragees. Ann Maloney, NOLA.com, 6 Feb. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

French, from Middle French dragie — more at dredge

First Known Use

1682, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
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 29 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

dragée

noun

dra·​gée
dra-ˈzhā
: a sugar-coated medicated confection
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