What does the word cachet mean?

  • A seal- shaped capsule or wafer for enclosing powders of disagreeable taste.

  • A stamp or medicine stamp, used by the ancient Romans for marking their drugs, especially those prescribed in diseases of the eyes; and hence called, by some, oculist stamps. Some of those more lately discovered amongst Roman antiquities, have been described by MM. Sichel and Duchalais, and by Prof. Simpson, of Edinburgh.

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