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pastille

Line breaks: pas|tille
Pronunciation: /ˈpast(ə)l
 
, -tɪl/

Definition of pastille in English:

noun

1chiefly British A small sweet or lozenge: fruit pastilles a packet of throat pastilles
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
lozenge, sweet, gumdrop, drop, gum;
rare dragée, jujube, troche
2A small pellet of aromatic paste burnt as a perfume or deodorizer: a perforated bowl used for burning sweet-smelling pastilles
More example sentences
  • 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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  • companion from (Middle English):

    A companion is literally ‘a person who you eat bread with’. The word comes from Old French compaignon, from Latin com- ‘together with’ and panis ‘bread’. Other English words that derive from panis include pannier (Middle English), pastille (mid 17th century) a ‘little loaf’ of something, and pantry (Middle English). Company (Middle English) and accompany (Late Middle English) come from the same root.

Words that rhyme with pastille

standstill

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