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Definition of "gumdrop" [gumdrop]

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gumdrop" in a sentence
  • "She had come to Fruit Chew Meadow for flavoring for the red gumdrop trees—and to visit Berry."
  • "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."
  • "MY WINNER: Michael Voltaggio's tomato gumdrop and bacon dippin 'dots -- surprising and delicious."