spun sugar
noun Date: 1846 sugar boiled to long threads and gathered up and shaped or heaped on a stick as a candy

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  • spun sugar — n. COTTON CANDY …   English World dictionary

  • spun sugar — noun a candy made by spinning sugar that has been boiled to a high temperature • Syn: ↑cotton candy, ↑candyfloss • Hypernyms: ↑candy, ↑confect * * * ˌspun ˈsugar 7 [spun sugar] …   Useful english dictionary

  • spun sugar — spun′ sug′ar n. coo a fluffy confection made from threads of hot boiled sugar • Etymology: 1945–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • spun sugar — /spʌn ˈʃʊgə/ (say spun shooguh) noun fine strands of boiled sugar syrup, used in cake decoration, confectionery, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • spun sugar — a confection resembling fluff or floss, made from hot boiled sugar that has threaded, used as a garnish, frosting, or in making cotton candy. * * * …   Universalium

  • spun sugar — cotton candy, sweet fluffy confection made of sugar …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spun sugar — noun stiff sugar syrup drawn out into long filaments and used to make candyfloss or as a decoration for sweet dishes …   English new terms dictionary

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  • sugar art — /ˈʃʊgər at/ (say shooguhr aht) noun the culinary technique of making cake decorations out of spun sugar …   Australian English dictionary

  • sugar — sugarless, adj. sugarlike, adj. /shoog euhr/, n. 1. a sweet, crystalline substance, C12H22O11, obtained chiefly from the juice of the sugarcane and the sugar beet, and present in sorghum, maple sap, etc.: used extensively as an ingredient and… …   Universalium

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