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


(Cookery) a small jelly-like sweet containing gum arabic and various colourings and flavourings. Also called (esp Brit): gum



a small candy made of sweetened and flavored gum arabic, gelatin, or the like.
[1855–60, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gumdrop - a jellied candy coated with sugar crystals
candy, confect - a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts
jujube - chewy fruit-flavored jellied candy (sometimes medicated to soothe a sore throat)


[ˈgʌmdrɒp] Npastilla f de goma
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31, for those who owe fines for overdue books at the Carnegie Library, they can erase the fines by returning books and bringing in food items from the required list, for Gumdrops, a program that provides weekend care packages for local students.
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Plastic knives and spoons Large coffee filters Large, round soft tortillas Chocolate or vanilla icing Oreo cookies Gumdrops Twizzlers Orange slices Skittles Big Chew bubble gum Cheese ball puffs Peach slices Fine candy sprinkles Large square graham crackers (if creating plant cells) Pie trays Apples Grapes Marshmallows Toothpicks/naming flags Long pretzel sticks
After installation at a private site, or on a street, the Gumdrops are used until full, before being sent back to Gumdrop Ltd.
In 90 minutes of well-paced and cleverly plotted drama the series six finale just about had the lot - laughter, tears, romance, intrigue, suspense, misery, life-affirmation and golly gumdrops.
In 90 minutes of well-paced and cleverly plotted drama, the series six climax just about had the lot - laughter, tears, romance, intrigue, suspense, misery, lifeaffirmation and golly gumdrops.
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Then I moved to the more conventional: tinctures, extracts, candy, chewing gum, gumdrops, lozenges, cream, lip balm, throat spray, oral spray, nasal spray, mouthwash, body powder, toothpaste, and airborne diffusion.