cough drop

noun
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of cough drop

:a lozenge or troche used to relieve coughing

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First Known Use of cough drop

1806


COUGH DROP Defined for English Language Learners

cough drop

noun

Definition of cough drop for English Language Learners

  • : a small piece of candy that contains medicine to prevent coughing


Medical Dictionary

cough drop

noun

medical Definition of cough drop

:a lozenge or troche used to relieve coughing

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