cotton candy

cotton candy
noun Date: 1926 1. a candy made of spun sugar 2. something attractive but insubstantial

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cotton candy — ☆ cotton candy n. a cottony candy consisting of threadlike fibers of melted sugar spun into a fluffy mass around a paper cone …   English World dictionary

  • cotton candy — cotton .candy n [U] AmE ↑candyfloss …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cotton candy — noun uncount AMERICAN a sweet food that consists of many long thin strings of sugar …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Cotton candy — Candyfloss redirects here. For the novel, see Candyfloss (novel). Spinning cotton candy at a funfair. Cotton candy (U.S., Canada), candy floss or candyfloss (UK, Ireland …   Wikipedia

  • cotton candy — candyfloss candyfloss n. a candy made by spinning sugar that has been boiled to a high temperature; called commonly {cotton candy}. Syn: spun sugar. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cotton candy — N UNCOUNT Cotton candy is a large pink or white mass of sugar threads that is eaten from a stick. It is sold at fairs or other outdoor events. [AM] (in BRIT, use candyfloss) …   English dictionary

  • cotton candy — noun a candy made by spinning sugar that has been boiled to a high temperature • Syn: ↑spun sugar, ↑candyfloss • Hypernyms: ↑candy, ↑confect …   Useful english dictionary

  • cotton candy — noun Melted sugar spun into thin threads and collected into a mass, usually on a stick. Syn: candy floss, fairy floss …   Wiktionary

  • cotton candy — fluffy candy made from sugar that is spun with hot air and usually wrapped around a paper cone or small wooden stick …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cotton candy — a fluffy, sweet confection whipped from spun sugar and gathered or wound around a stick or cone shaped paper core. [1925 30, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

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