barley-sugar

barley sugar

noun
a brittle, amber-colored, transparent candy, formerly boiled in a decoction of barley, consisting of sugar, cream of tartar, and orange or lemon juice, usually twisted into strips or molded into a variety of shapes.
Also called barley candy.


Origin:
1705–15

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barley sugar
 
n
a brittle clear amber-coloured sweet made by boiling sugar, originally with a barley extract

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