cotton candy

noun
a fluffy, sweet confection whipped from spun sugar and gathered or wound around a stick or cone-shaped paper core.

Origin:
1925–30, Americanism

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cotton candy
 
n
(US), (Canadian) Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): candyfloss, Austral name: fairyfloss a very light fluffy confection made from coloured spun sugar, usually held on a stick

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Example sentences
Her hair was a tangle of white-blond cotton candy streaked with pink.
The lungs, usually as light and airy as cotton candy, were as heavy and thick
  as liver.
Venerable tradition, sticky with the memory of cotton candy, has it that the
  circus never changes.
Concessions will be available selling favorite movie treats such as popcorn,
  soda and cotton candy.
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