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gumdrop

[ guhm-drop ]
/ ˈgʌmˌdrɒp /
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noun
a small candy made of gum arabic, gelatin, or the like, sweetened and flavored.
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Origin of gumdrop

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; gum1 + drop
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British Dictionary definitions for gumdrop

gumdrop
/ (ˈɡʌmˌdrɒp) /

noun
a small jelly-like sweet containing gum arabic and various colourings and flavouringsAlso called (esp Brit): gum
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