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spun sugar

noun
1.
a confection resembling fluff or floss, made from hot boiled sugar that has threaded, used as a garnish, frosting, or in making cotton candy.
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  • Have also nests of spun sugar containing candy eggs, wax tapers burning under creamy lace shades.

    Dinners and Luncheons Paul Pierce
  • After that, tarts and cakes, with spun sugar on them, are set forth.

  • Sugar rocks were strewn about with precipices of nougat, glaciers of vanilla candy, and waterfalls of spun sugar.

    The Art of Entertaining M. E. W. Sherwood
  • spun sugar should be used exclusively in most of the table decorations.

    Dinners and Luncheons Paul Pierce
  • Cakes must be glazed in red, and the ice cream, served in artistic little baskets of spun sugar, to take the form of red roses.

    Breakfasts and Teas Paul Pierce
  • His fiddle was also of white sugar, and the strings were of spun sugar and had an excellent tone.

    Twinkle and Chubbins L. Frank (Lyman Frank) Baum
  • Ornaments of spun sugar I have a very great dislike to for a dinner, but if required, the sugar must be boiled to the last degree.

  • Individual Creams, representing eggs or snow-balls, can be served in a nest of spun sugar.

    The Century Cook Book Mary Ronald
  • And after this course, another was to succeed, of tarts and cakes covered with spun sugar.

British Dictionary definitions for spun sugar

spun sugar

noun
1.
(US) another term for candyfloss
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