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Borrowed from French pastille.

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pastille (plural pastilles)

  1. A soft flavoured sweet/candy.
  2. 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.
  3. A small granular half-spheroid piece of material.
    • 2003, The Complete Drawing & Painting Course, →ISBN, page 201:
      Watercolors of professional quality come in small pastilles of dry pigment, in pans of semi-moist paint, or in tubes or bottles of liquid watercolor.
  4. A small cone of charcoal and aromatic substances, burned either as incense, or as a means of diffusing an agreeable odour.
  5. A paper tube containing a firework that causes a small wheel to rotate in burning.
  6. (art, obsolete) Alternative form of pastel


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EtymologyEdit

From Spanish pastilla (small roll of fragrant dough), from Latin pastellum (dough, paste), a diminutive form of pasta (dough, paste).

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pastille f (plural pastilles)

  1. (archaic) small roll of dough containing fragrant ingredients baked in order to perfume the air
  2. pastille, lozenge, drop (medicinal or candy)
    J'ai acheté des pastilles contre la toux.
    I bought some cough drops.
  3. lozenge-shaped figure in a design
  4. The conductive part of a printed circuit board that components are fixed to

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