an earring with a pendant.

Origin of eardrop

First recorded in 1710–20; ear1 + drop
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Examples from the Web for eardrops

Historical Examples of eardrops

  • Upon her is found the pot of cream, and in the cream Mlle. Celie's eardrops.

    At the Villa Rose

    A. E. W. Mason

  • Then the Coroner unfastened the large pearls from their place as eardrops, and taking up one lifeless hand removed its rings.

    The Curved Blades

    Carolyn Wells

  • Vauquier tears the eardrops in a hurry from her ears—and there I have my drop of blood just where I should expect it to be.

    At the Villa Rose

    A. E. W. Mason

  • When I showed her the eardrops she grew more interested and on trying them on declared them "perfectly sweet."

    A New Sensation

    Albert Ross

  • She had dogs teeth for eardrops hanging from her ears, and large, kind, questioning eyes.

British Dictionary definitions for eardrops


pl n

liquid medication for inserting into the external ear



a pendant earring
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