rock candy

noun
sugar in large, hard, cohering crystals.

Origin:
1715–25

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

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rock definition


  1. n.
    and rock candy. crack, a crystallized form of cocaine. (Drugs. See also rocks.) : Some call it rock candy, and some call it crack.
  2. n.
    a crystallized form of heroin used for smoking. (Drugs.) : Max is hooked on rock—the kind that you smoke. , Powder is everywhere, but you can hardly find rock anymore.
  3. n.
    a diamond or other gemstone. : Look at the size of that rock in her ring.

  4. Go to rocks. :
  5. n.
    a baseball; a basketball. : Michael passed the rock to Scottie, who turned and dropped it in the basket.
  6. in.
    to be really great. : The concerts didn't rock, but we had a good time throwing chairs.
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Example sentences
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.
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