pilule

noun

pil·​ule ˈpil-(ˌ)yül How to pronounce pilule (audio)
: a little pill

Word History

Etymology

Middle French, from Latin pilula pill — more at pill

First Known Use

1543, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pilule was in 1543

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Cite this Entry

“Pilule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pilule. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

pilule

noun
pil·​ule
variants or pillule
: a little pill

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