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cotton candy

a fluffy, sweet confection whipped from spun sugar and gathered or wound around a stick or cone-shaped paper core.
Origin of cotton candy
1925-30, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I feel a funny feeling in my stomach, like maybe it is full of supersuds or something, and my mouth is dry like cotton candy.

    The Flying Cuspidors V. R. Francis
British Dictionary definitions for cotton candy

cotton candy

(US & Canadian) a very light fluffy confection made from coloured spun sugar, usually held on a stick Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) candyfloss Austral name fairyfloss
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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