2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pastel \Pas"tel\, noun [F.; cf. It. pastello. Cf. {Pastil}.]

1. A crayon made of a paste composed of a color ground with gum water. [Sometimes incorrectly written {pastil}.] "Charming heads in pastel." --W. Black.

2. (Bot.) A plant affording a blue dye; the woad ({Isatis tinctoria}); also, the dye itself.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: lacking in body or vigor; "faded pastel charms of the naive music"

2: delicate and pale in color; "pastel pink"


1: any of various pale or light colors

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