- a small tablet or lozenge containing medicine, flavoring, etc.
- a pellet of aromatic paste, burned for fumigating or deodorizing
- pastel for crayons
- a crayon of pastel
Origin of pastilleFrench from Classical Latin pastillus, little roll, lozenge from base of pascere, to feed: see food
- A small medicated or flavored tablet; a troche.
- A tablet containing aromatic substances that is burned to fumigate or deodorize the air.
- A pastel paste or crayon.
Origin of pastilleFrench from Spanish pastilla perfume pellet and Italian pastillo pastille both from Latin pāstillus little loaf, medicine tablet diminutive of pānis bread ; see pā- in Indo-European roots.
The sweets are named after Italian confectioner Giovanni Pastilla who made them for Marie de Medici.