Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small candy made of sweetened, colored, and flavored gum arabic or gelatin and often coated with sugar.

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  • n. A small candy made with corn syrup, gelatin and some flavouring oils or powders.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a jellied candy coated with sugar crystals

Etymologies

gum + drop (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • She had come to Fruit Chew Meadow for flavoring for the red gumdrop trees—and to visit Berry.

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  • Mattia and Alice happen to be going to the same school, and Alice, systematically tormented by Mean Girls who could have come out of an American "After School Special," is made to eat a gumdrop that has been dragged through "balls of dust and tangles of hair," which doesn't help her anorexia very much.

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  • MY WINNER: Michael Voltaggio's tomato gumdrop and bacon dippin 'dots -- surprising and delicious.

    Samantha Zalaznick: Reporting From The Food & Wine Classic in Aspen

  • I bet the campus is in a grove of gumdrop trees and water fountains are filled with Ecto Cooler, too.

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  • Gingerbread houses are fun to decorate, especially if you have a couple of kids or grandkids handy to help make some of the big design decisions, such as “should this gumdrop be red or green?”

    The Gingerbread Architect | Baking Bites

  • Yet … when he did it … rainbows and gumdrop trees always seemed to sprout in her mind.

    Ecstasy in Darkness

  • As others are puréeing pumpkin or peeling apples, I want nothing more on my holiday table than chocolate: rich and decadent, spiced with a little Christmas spirit in the form of mixed holiday spices: cinnamon and nutmeg, star anise, ginger and cloves, a dash of lemon and orange zest, and it smells as if I am living in a white-icing edged, candy cane and gumdrop-trimmed gingerbread house.

    Jamie Schler: Decadent Chocolate Spice Cake for the Holidays

  • As others are puréeing pumpkin or peeling apples, I want nothing more on my holiday table than chocolate: rich and decadent, spiced with a little Christmas spirit in the form of mixed holiday spices: cinnamon and nutmeg, star anise, ginger and cloves, a dash of lemon and orange zest, and it smells as if I am living in a white-icing edged, candy cane and gumdrop-trimmed gingerbread house.

    Jamie Schler: Decadent Chocolate Spice Cake for the Holidays

  • He has been developing experimental drinks like gumdrop Lemon Drops and Margarita marshmallows to be available alongside half orders of pasta.

    A Grand Opening For Midtown Hotel

  • You draw cards and move your pieces around a landscape that includes a chocolate swamp and a gumdrop mountain.

    Edge

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