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rock candy

sugar in large, hard, cohering crystals.
Origin of rock candy
1715-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • They gave us crystalized sugar, resembling rock candy, for sweetening purposes, but themselves drank tea without sugar or milk.

  • This is the best way for rock candy, making so small a quantity.

  • The water evaporates, and the tiny crystals grow, one joining to another as they do in rock candy.

    Diggers in the Earth Eva March Tappan
  • You can learn how crystals are formed—and many gems and rock candy and the sugar on a syrup jug are all crystals—by making some.

    Common Science Carleton W. Washburne
  • If I caught cold from going bareheaded, so much the better; mother would give me rock candy for my cough.

    The Promised Land Mary Antin
  • After giving me sweetened lime juice and a piece of rock candy, he entered his patio and assumed the lotus posture.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
  • Those who are orthodox can have cream either whipped or plain, with rock candy crystals instead of sugar.

    Dishes & Beverages of the Old South Martha McCulloch Williams
  • Imitation baskets of rock candy tied with bows of candy ribbons holding preserved citron, ginger and nuts glacé.

    Dinners and Luncheons Paul Pierce
  • rock candy is made by hanging a string in a strong syrup left open to the air.

    Common Science Carleton W. Washburne
British Dictionary definitions for rock candy

rock candy

(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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