gum·​drop | \ˈgəm-ˌdräp \

Definition of gumdrop 

: a sugar-coated candy made usually from corn syrup with gelatin or gum arabic

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The Gordons had overseen acquisitions that included Dots gumdrops, Charms Blow Pops, Dubble Bubble gum, and Andes chocolate mints — as well as the purchase of the Cambridge Brands facility in 1993. Scott Kirsner,, "Every Junior Mint in the world is made at this secretive factory in Cambridge," 4 May 2018 To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that : 0%: 0% The brand also offers gumdrops and chocolate espresso chews that contain 20 milligrams of C.B.D. per portion. Sunhee Grinnell, Vanities, "A Cannabis Craze Takes Over Skin Care," 27 Apr. 2018 Arushi said, explaining that the posters advertise activities such as making slime and building things with toothpicks and gumdrops. Elaine Rooker Jack, The Courier-Journal, "Manual junior is challenging gender stereotypes with STEM You Can! summer camp for girls," 6 Apr. 2018 The ground was carpeted by wild thyme, with purple flowers the size of a gumdrop nestled among tender flavorful leaves. Peter Kaminsky, New York Times, "Why Cook Over an Icelandic Geyser? Because You Can," 5 Mar. 2018 There are an abundance of options, from CBD/THC blend chocolate bars to foraged Icelandic berry CBD gumdrops inspired by the music of Sigur Rós. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appetit, "What Is CBD, and Why Is It in Everything Right Now?," 14 Feb. 2018 In the distance rose a gumdrop-shape dollop of earth. Tim Neville, New York Times, "A Journey Into Iraqi Kurdistan," 29 Jan. 2018 Remove some of the flour mixture and mix with the nuts and the gumdrops to keep them from sticking together. Nancy Stohs, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Gumdrop Fruit Cake," 19 Dec. 2017 And like the soft center of its confectionary cousin the gumdrop (also part of the class of candies called jellies), it is made of sugar, flavors, water and some form of thickener, such as gelatin, gum Arabic, or starch. D. Lawrence Tarazano, Smithsonian, "The Patents and Trademarks Behind Jelly Beans," 13 Apr. 2017

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1860, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gumdrop was in 1860

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English Language Learners Definition of gumdrop

: a sweet, chewy candy


gum·​drop | \ˈgəm-ˌdräp \

Kids Definition of gumdrop

: a candy usually made from corn syrup and gelatin

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