spun sugar

noun
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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spun sugar
 
n
(US) another term for candyfloss

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Example sentences
Carefully take off spun sugar as soon as formed, and shape in nests, or pile lightly on a cold dish.
She had made a vanilla cream cake with custard and spun sugar.
Some times the dessert is garnished with spun sugar.
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