eardrop

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n eardrop an earring with a pendant ornament
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Eardrop A pendant for the ear; an earring; as, a pair of eardrops .
    • Eardrop (Bot) A species of primrose. See Auricula.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n eardrop An ornamental pendant to an ear-ring; an ear-ring with a pendant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Eardrop an ornamental pendant hanging from the ear
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. éare; cf. L. auris, Ger. ohr.

Usage

In literature:

She has large pendant beryl eardrops.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
Celie in the garden behind the baccarat-rooms you noticed that she wore no jewellery except a pair of diamond eardrops.
"At the Villa Rose" by A. E. W. Mason
He remembered that she wore no jewellery, except sparkling blue sapphire eardrops.
"Là-bas" by J. K. Huysmans
She was bigger'n you, and she had a yellow scarf on and eardrops.
"Dick Lionheart" by Mary Rowles Jarvis
Each eardrop was a single turquoise, almost as large, and quite as clear in colour, as a hedge-sparrow's egg.
"Vixen, Volume III." by M. E. Braddon
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