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[doo-drop, dyoo-] /ˈduˌdrɒp, ˈdyu-/
a drop of dew.
Origin of dewdrop
1150-1200; Middle English. See dew, drop Unabridged
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  • There were dewdrops on the leaves, or what looked like dewdrops.

    The Independence of Claire Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • You are a rose, too—a real, sweet garden rose, with the dewdrops on its leaves.

    Flaming June Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • And she smiled, though the tears shone like dewdrops on her lashes.

    Richard Carvel, Complete Winston Churchill
  • Drops of water lay upon them; whether they were dewdrops or tears no one could say.

    The Fairy Ring Various
  • We're two twin dewdrops, you and I; you can be the dewdrops, and I'll be the twin.

    Dodo, Volumes 1 and 2 Edward Frederic Benson
  • She does not live on dewdrops, does she, like the grasshopper?

  • She shook her head proudly, as if tears were to be dispersed like dewdrops.

  • The day was still young and the grass and bushes were covered with dewdrops.


    Anna Miller Costantini
  • Some compare them to a swarm of bees; some to a rosette of diamonds; some to dewdrops.

  • Not "dewdrops sheen," or "dewdrops' sheen," as sometimes printed.

    The Lady of the Lake Sir Walter Scott
British Dictionary definitions for dewdrops


a drop of dew
(Brit, euphemistic) a drop of mucus on the end of one's nose
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Word Origin and History for dewdrops



early 14c. (as two words); see dew + drop (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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