Candy Can"dy (k[a^]n"d[y^]), v. t. [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][.d]da piece, sugar in pieces or lumps, fr. kha[.n][.d], kha[.d] to break.] 1. To conserve or boil in sugar; as, to candy fruits; to candy ginger. [1913 Webster]

2. To make sugar crystals of or in; to form into a mass resembling candy; as, to candy sirup. [1913 Webster]

3. To incrust with sugar or with candy, or with that which resembles sugar or candy. [1913 Webster]

Those frosts that winter brings Which candy every green. --Drayson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Candied — Can died, a. [From 1st {Candy}.] 1. Preserved in or with sugar; incrusted with a candylike substance; as, candied fruits. [1913 Webster] 2. (a) Converted wholly or partially into sugar or candy; as candied sirup. (b) Conted or more or less with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • candied — [kan′dēd΄] adj. 1. cooked in or with sugar or syrup, esp. to preserve, glaze, or encrust 2. crystallized into or like sugar 3. sugary in expression …   English World dictionary

  • candied — /kan deed/, adj. 1. impregnated or incrusted with or as if with sugar: candied ginger. 2. prepared by cooking in sugar or syrup: candied yams. 3. honeyed; flattering: candied words. [1590 1600; CANDY + ED3] * * * …   Universalium

  • candied — can•died [[t]ˈkæn did[/t]] adj. 1) coo impregnated or incrusted with sugar: candied ginger[/ex] 2) coo cooked in sugar or syrup: candied yams[/ex] 3) cvb honeyed; flattering: candied words[/ex] • Etymology: 1590–1600 …   From formal English to slang

  • candied — adjective Date: 1577 1. encrusted or coated with sugar < candied fruits > 2. baked with sugar or syrup until translucent < candied yams > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • candied — [[t]kæ̱ndid[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Food such as candied fruit has been covered with sugar or has been cooked in sugar syrup. Cut up the candied fruit into small pieces …   English dictionary

  • candied — [“kaendid] mod. addicted to cocaine. (Drugs. See also nose (candy).) □ Unfortunately, Paul is candied, and he lost his job so he can’t buy toot. □ He is one of those people who gets candied at first snort …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • candied — adjective /ˈkæn.diːd/ a) coated or encrusted with sugar Hot cross buns contain chopped candied fruit. b) preserved in sugar or syrup by baking till it becomes translucent Syn …   Wiktionary

  • candied — adj. Candied is used with these nouns: ↑fruit …   Collocations dictionary

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