dra·​gée | \dra-ˈzhā \

Definition of dragée 

1 : a sugar-coated nut

2 : a small silver-colored ball used as a decoration (as on a cake)

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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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dra·​gée | \dra-ˈzhā\

Medical Definition of dragée 

: a sugar-coated medicated confection

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