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1. an official seal on a document, letter, etc.
a. a mark stamped by hand on mail for commemorative purposes
b. a small mark made by dealers and experts on the back of postage stamps
3. a hollow wafer, formerly used for enclosing an unpleasant-tasting medicine
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a capsule for taking medicinal powders that have an unpleasant taste. Cachets are made in factories from dough obtained by mixing starch and starch paste.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.