a small candy made of gum arabic, gelatin, or the like, sweetened and flavored.

1855–60, Americanism; gum1 + drop Unabridged
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gumdrop (ˈɡʌmˌdrɒp)
Also called (esp Brit): gum a small jelly-like sweet containing gum arabic and various colourings and flavourings

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Example sentences
He is going to be one filthy gumdrop when all is said and done.
But when the water dries, their bodies shrivel into much smaller gumdrop shapes.
My favorite's this gumdrop activity we've got for you.
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