rock candy

rock candy
noun Date: circa 1706 1. boiled sugar crystallized in large masses on string 2. rock IV,5a

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  • Rock candy — Rock Rock, n. [OF. roke, F. roche; cf. Armor. roc h, and AS. rocc.] 1. A large concreted mass of stony material; a large fixed stone or crag. See {Stone}. [1913 Webster] Come one, come all! this rock shall fly From its firm base as soon as I. Sir …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rock candy — rock ,candy noun uncount AMERICAN a type of hard candy that is made from sugar that is dried in a lump or on a string …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Rock Candy — is a song by Montrose from their 1973 debut. Along with Bad Motor Scooter, it is probably the best known Montrose song. It is the second track from the album Montrose , and starts out with a punishing drum beat courtesy of drummer Denny Carmassi… …   Wikipedia

  • rock candy — n. large, hard, clear crystals of sugar formed on a string dipped in a solution of boiled sugar …   English World dictionary

  • Rock candy — This article is about crystalised sugar candy. For tubular British boiled candy, see Rock (confectionery). For the song, see Rock Candy. For other uses, see Rock (disambiguation). Traditional brown rock sugar …   Wikipedia

  • rock candy — noun 1. hard bright colored stick candy (typically flavored with peppermint) • Syn: ↑rock • Hypernyms: ↑candy, ↑confect 2. sugar in large hard clear crystals on a string • Hypernyms: ↑candy, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • rock candy — rock′ can′dy n. sugar in large, hard, cohering crystals • Etymology: 1715–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • rock candy — /ˈrɒk kændi/ (say rok kandee) noun a hard confection of crystallised sugar, often in a stick shape. {rock1 + candy} …   Australian English dictionary

  • rock candy — Go to rock …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • rock candy — sugar in large, hard, cohering crystals. [1715 25] * * * …   Universalium

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