Meaning of “droppings” in the English Dictionary

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"droppings" in British English

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droppingsnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˈdrɒp.ɪŋz/ us /ˈdrɑː.pɪŋz/

Examples from literature

  • At that time, however, when we first stepped aboard, all was hidden under the droppings of innumerable sea-birds. 
  • In the third place, the soil in old pastures is likely to be rich from the droppings of animals. 
  • The disease is spread by droppings and dead birds, and through feed and water. 
  • The droppings are usually found in one place. 
  • These soils absorb the droppings readily and are never covered with standing water. 

(Definition of “droppings” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"droppings" in American English

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droppingsplural noun

us /ˈdrɑp·ɪŋz/

excrement produced by animals or birds:

We found mouse droppings in the garage.

(Definition of “droppings” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)