from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A drop of dew.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In botany, an American rosaceous plant, Dalibarda repens, related to the strawberry, with long-petioled, ovate-orbicular, cor-date and crenate leaves, and white flowers on long peduncles. The fruit consists of several dry achenia inclosed in the enlarged calyx. It also bears cleistogamous flowers.
  • noun A drop of dew.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A drop of dew.

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  • noun A droplet of water formed as dew.

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  • noun a drop of dew


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  • Tender as the dewdrop is her glance; yet cold as snow is her behaviour.

    A Book of Quaker Saints 1911

  • "That snot-faced little girl you call 'dewdrop' caught on that it wasn't you in the robe and wouldn't shut up about it."

    Enchantment Card, Orson Scott 1999

  • A healthy shack can "dewdrop" a pretty heavy chunk of stone on top of a car — say anywhere from five to twenty pounds.

    Holding Her Down 1907

  • A healthy shack can "dewdrop" a pretty heavy chunk of stone on top of a car — say anywhere from five to twenty pounds.

    Holding Her Down 1907

  • A great water drinker, she evidently thinks the stone is some strange kind of dewdrop, hence her persistent efforts to bite it.

    The Dawn of Reason or, Mental Traits in the Lower Animals James Weir 1881

  • Watch Mrs. Grantly melt, literally melt, like a dewdrop in the sun.

    Jack London's Short Story: Planchette 2010

  • Now the boy I am telling you about was as bright as a dewdrop and twice as fast as the breeze.

    Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » A Christmas Fable 2009

  • He said I was a bubble of colour and beauty on the black back of Leviathan; that I was a fragile dewdrop on the smoking crest of a lava flow; that I was a rainbow riding the thunder cloud ...


  • "I would not have given him the chance of a dewdrop in an inferno of surviving such a blunder."

    Widows and Orphans R. Daniel Lester 2010

  • Untitled eying me thusly you ripen my rainbow with your vat of honey spilling with a dewdrop smile you've found me, lucky one now dare you dare me not to (,) do you? we'll meet not under clover sheets rather on your greedy bed in violets

    PALTRY POULTRY POETRY: A Collection of Unprose From the Mind of a Senile Teen 2009


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