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rock candy

noun
1.
sugar in large, hard, cohering crystals.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25
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  • We made rock candy to illustrate the principles of crystal formation and supersaturated solutions.
  • Examples of crystalline solids are sugar, sugar candy, or rock candy.
  • Make rock candy to demonstrate how crystals develop in magma.
  • Using magnifiers, students compare and contrast sugar cubes and rock candy.
  • It is sold as a powder or in small chunks which resemble rock candy.
British Dictionary definitions for rock candy

rock candy

noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a hard candy, typically a long brightly-coloured peppermint-flavoured stick, sold esp in holiday resorts Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) rock
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