gum dragon

noun

gum drag·​on
¦gəm¦dragon,
-raig-

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Gum dragon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gum%20dragon. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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