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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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