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

  • n. A small, hard, lemon-flavored candy.

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  • n. A yellow lemon-flavored and lemon-shaped candy.
  • n. A cocktail of vodka with lemon juice and sugar.

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

  • n. a hard candy with lemon flavor and a yellow color and (usually) the shape of a lemon


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  • A lemon drop is a sugary, lemon-flavored hard candy that is typically colored yellow and often shaped like a miniature lemon. They can be sweet or have a more sour flavor.

    The term "lemon drop" is also occasionally applied to lemon-flavored throat lozenges.


    February 3, 2008