confectioners' sugar

noun
an extra-fine variety of powdered sugar, with cornstarch added to preserve dryness, used in icings, confections, etc. Symbol: XXXX

Origin:
1890–95

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confectioners' sugar
 
n
the US term for icing sugar

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Main Entry:  confectioners' sugar
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See powdered sugar
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Example sentences
To make topping, combine confectioners' sugar and cinnamon and dust cakes using
  topping through a fine mesh strainer.
Dust the cooled loaf with confectioners' sugar and sprinkle with the cinnamon.
In a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, milk and raspberry preserves.
Then gradually add the confectioners' sugar and blend until smooth.
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