Definition of dragée in English:


Line breaks: dra¦gée
Pronunciation: /ˈdrɑːʒeɪ


  • 1A sweet consisting of a centre covered with a coating, such as a sugared almond.
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    • In the confectionery industry today, fruit pastes appear to have been reduced to a minor role as centres for fondant, chocolates, and dragées.
    • They were inspired by the traditional French confectionery item, dragées, which are provided by godmothers for guests at christenings, and which originally had an almond in the centre.
  • 1.1A small silver ball for decorating a cake.
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    • Silver dragées, often used for cake decorations, are dragées given a final tumbling with a little gum solution and sheets of fine silver leaf in a glass pan.
    • Once iced you can apply silver dragées, or other sprinkles just as mentioned with the frosting above, before it hardens.


late 17th century (also denoting a mixture of spices): French, from Old French dragie (see dredge2).

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