Entry from British & World English dictionary
A kind of boiled sweet with a sharp taste.
- Barley sugar and acid drops are examples of this type of sweet.
- The inviting assortment of goodies include acid drops, sherbet lemons, sherbet pips, coconut mushrooms, cinder toffee, Yorkshire mixtures, liquorice sticks, and lollies of all flavours under the sun.
- Apparently the shop in Dulwich sells ‘sherbet lemons, sherbet pips, acid drops, and sweet tobacco’.
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