Definition of pastille in English:

pastille

Syllabification: pas·tille
Pronunciation: /paˈstēl
 
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noun

  • 1A small candy or lozenge.
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    • Following recent takeovers, it has now extended its range to include wine gums, fruit pastilles, jelly beans and traditional boiled sweets, toffees and fudge.
    • Nearly eight years after Victory in Europe, the limit on jelly babies, pastilles, liquorice, barley sugar sticks, lemonade powder and chocolate bars was finally lifted - and a nation of schoolchildren cheered.
    • For this reason, sucking any pastille, lozenge or boiled sweet can help to relieve a sore throat.
  • 1.1A small pellet of aromatic paste burned as a perfume or deodorizer.
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    • In the central area, themed for Lâncome brand, staff and customers float on glass flooring, raised above real water flowing across a mosaic of glass pastilles.
    • You select a container (ceramic, glass, vases, and cookie cutters, whatever), then add wax pastilles (the rice-looking things), wicks, scent Bingo!

Origin

mid 17th century: from French, from Latin pastillus 'little loaf, lozenge', from panis 'loaf'.

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