One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A yellow, lemon-flavored hard candy.
- ‘A nice little roasting hen, some fresh slaw, a juicy slab of watermelon and a lovely lemon drop or two would make the perfect dinner.’
- ‘I might suggest you have a lemon drop and then call me in the morning.’
- ‘He had given me a lemon drop for the taste in my mouth.’
- ‘‘Here,’ Sammy said, and offered her a lemon drop left over from the drive.’
- ‘Nikki popped another lemon drop into her mouth.’
- ‘And she would like to steal a handful of lemon drops as well.’
- ‘Suck on hard candy, such as lemon drops or peppermint to decrease bitter or bad tastes in your mouth.’
- ‘I mumbled and popped in a lemon drop I had had in my pocket.’
- ‘Will turned and reached into a glass jar, pulling out a lemon drop.’
lemon drop/ˈlemən ˌdräp/
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