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noun

a small, medicinal lozenge for relieving a cough, sore throat, hoarseness, etc.

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Origin of cough drop

First recorded in 1850–55
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British Dictionary definitions for cough drop

cough drop

noun

a lozenge to relieve a cough
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Medical definitions for cough drop

cough drop

n.

A small, often medicated and sweetened lozenge taken orally to ease coughing or soothe a sore throat.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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