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Candy

5 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Candy \Can"dy\ (k[a^]n"d[y^]), verb (used without an object)

1. To have sugar crystals form in or on; as, fruits preserved in sugar candy after a time.

2. To be formed into candy; to solidify in a candylike form or mass.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Candy \Can"dy\ n. [F. candi. See {Candy}, verb (used with an object)]

1. Any sweet, more or less solid article of confectionery, especially those prepared in small bite-sized pieces or small bars, having a wide variety of shapes, consistencies, and flavors, and manufactured in a variety of ways. It is often flavored or colored, or covered with chocolate, and sometimes contains fruit, nuts, etc.; it is often made by boiling sugar or molasses to the desired consistency, and than crystallizing, molding, or working in the required shape. Other types may consist primarily of chocolate or a sweetened gelatin. The term may be applied to a single piece of such confection or to the substance of which it is composed. [1913 Webster +PJC]

2. Cocaine. [slang] [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Candy \Can"dy\ (k[a^]n"d[y^]), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Candied} (k[a^]n"d[=e]d); p. pr & vb. n. {Candying}.] [F. candir (cf. It. candire, Sp. az['u]car cande or candi), fr. Ar. & Pers. qand, fr. Skr. Kha[.n][dsdot]da piece, sugar in pieces or lumps, fr. kha[.n][dsdot], kha[dsdot] to break.]

1. To conserve or boil in sugar; as, to candy fruits; to candy ginger.

2. To make sugar crystals of or in; to form into a mass resembling candy; as, to candy sirup.

3. To incrust with sugar or with candy, or with that which resembles sugar or candy.

Those frosts that winter brings Which candy every green. --Drayson.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Candy \Candy\, noun [Mahratta kha[.n][dsdot][imac], Tamil ka[.n][dsdot]i.] A weight, at Madras 500 pounds, at Bombay 560 pounds.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

candy

noun

1: a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts [syn: {candy}, {confect}]

verb

1: coat with something sweet, such as a hard sugar glaze [syn: {sugarcoat}, {glaze}, {candy}]


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