Pastille meaning

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A small medicated or flavored tablet; a troche.
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A tablet containing aromatic substances that is burned to fumigate or deodorize the air.
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A pastel paste or crayon.
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A small tablet or lozenge containing medicine, flavoring, etc.
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A pellet of aromatic paste, burned for fumigating or deodorizing.
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Pastel for crayons.
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A crayon of pastel.
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A small medicated or flavored tablet; a troche.
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A tablet containing aromatic substances that is burned to fumigate or deodorize the air.
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A pastel paste or crayon.
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A medicinal pill, originally compressed herbs. A throat pastille is a large candy-like lozenge, which, when sucked, releases oils to soothe a sore throat and sometimes vapors to help unblock the nose or sinuses.
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A small granular half spheroid piece of material.
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Origin of pastille

  • French from Spanish pastilla perfume pellet and Italian pastillo pastille both from Latin pāstillus little loaf, medicine tablet diminutive of pānis bread pā- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • The sweets are named after Italian confectioner Giovanni Pastilla who made them for Marie de Medici.
    From Wiktionary