rock-candy

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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