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English

Pronunciation

Etymology

Old French sucre candi, from Arabic قندي (qandi), candied), from Persian قند (qand), hard candy made by boiling cane sugar), perhaps from Dravidian kan. ṭu; compare Tamil கண்டு (kantu), hard candy).

Noun

Singular
candy

Plural
candies

candy (candies)
  1. (uncountable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Edible, sweet-tasting confectionery containing sugar, or sometimes artificial sweeteners, and often flavored with fruit, chocolate, nuts, herbs and spices, or artificial flavors.
    • 1991, Brayfield, Celia, The Prince
      They came down to buy sugar, flour, saltfish or candy from Nana, to collect letters and exchange gossip.
  2. (countable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A piece of candy.
    • 1991, Ann Granger, A Season for Murder,
      Unwholesome pink and yellow candies were sold from trays.

Synonyms

Derived terms

Translations

confection See confectionery

Verb

Infinitive
to candy

Third person singular
candies

Simple past
candied

Past participle
candied

Present participle
candying

to candy (third-person singular simple present candies, present participle candying, simple past and past participle candied)
  1. (cooking) To cook in, or coat with, sugar syrup.

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