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cough drop

a small, medicinal lozenge for relieving a cough, sore throat, hoarseness, etc.
Origin of cough drop
1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for cough-drop
Historical Examples
  • "Didn't I tell you, sir, that she was a cough-drop," rejoined Parsons excitedly.

    A Traitor's Wooing Headon Hill
  • "Come and hand me my bag, I want a cough-drop," she said to Lynn that day, yawning.

    Oldfield Nancy Huston Banks
  • To expect a pill and receive a cough-drop is by way of being a sort of disappointment.

    The Crystal Stopper Maurice LeBlanc
British Dictionary definitions for cough-drop

cough drop

a lozenge to relieve a cough
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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cough-drop in Medicine

cough drop n.
A small, often medicated and sweetened lozenge taken orally to ease coughing or soothe a sore throat.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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