gum dragon

noun gum drag·on \¦gəm¦dragon, -raig-\

Definition of gum dragon

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Origin and Etymology of gum dragon

by folk etymology (influence of dragon) from earlier gum dragant, partial modification, partial translation of French gomme adragante, gomme adragant, from Middle French gomme adragant, from gomme gum + adragant tragacanth, alteration of tragacanthe, tragacanth — more at tragacanth


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