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dewdrop

[doo-drop, dyoo-]
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noun
  1. a drop of dew.
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Origin of dewdrop

1150–1200; Middle English. See dew, drop
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Related Words

speck, taste, morsel, dash, bit, sip, dab, pearl, splash, bubble, iota, trace, molecule, spot, bead, nip, smidgen, droplet, crumb, driblet

Examples from the Web for dewdrops

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for dewdrops

dewdrop

noun
  1. a drop of dew
  2. British euphemistic a drop of mucus on the end of one's nose
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Word Origin and History for dewdrops

dewdrop

n.

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

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