Definition of pastille noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpæstəl//
; NAmE NAmE//pæˈstiːl//
(especially British English) Sweets and desserts
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a small sweet/candy that you suck, especially one that is flavoured with fruit or that contains medicine for a sore throat fruit pastilles throat pastilles See related entries: Sweets and desserts Word Originmid 17th cent.: from French, from Latin pastillus ‘little loaf, lozenge’, from panis ‘loaf’.