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sugar candy

a confection made by boiling pure sugar until it hardens.
a person or thing that is pleasing.
Origin of sugar candy
1350-1400; Middle English


[shoo g-er-kan-dee] /ˈʃʊg ərˌkæn di/
excessively sweet; saccharine:
sugar-candy stories in family magazines.
pertaining to or characteristic of someone or something that is pleasing. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for sugar-candy
Historical Examples
  • She wanted to sweeten her existence with four ore worth of sugar-candy, and then into the water!

    Pelle the Conqueror, Complete Martin Anderson Nexo
  • Halla (finds a piece of sugar-candy and divides it between the children).

    Modern Icelandic Plays Jhann Sigurjnsson
  • None of us is perfect: I do not want to erect an immaculate clay-cold image of a man, in marble or in sugar-candy.

    Robert Louis Stevenson Alexander H. Japp
  • Is Sharpe's small article like a bit of sugar-candy, too, Ellen?

    Charlotte Bront T. Wemyss Reid
  • I cannot conceive why, unless the little ones think that the discussion may involve some reference to sugar-candy.

  • Clearly, neither Mr. nor Mrs. Winston Aylett was fond of sugar-candy.

    At Last Marion Harland
  • The pigments in this style of painting are ground in a vehicle of isinglass size corrected with honey or sugar-candy.

  • May I have sugar-candy for my cough instead of barley-sugar, 'cause I've eaten so much barley-sugar?

    That Little Beggar E. King Hall
  • By the sugar-candy sky, hold up the glass higher, that I may see to swear in fashion.

  • No matter,I love you both, and both shall have my praise!Oh, for old Saturn's reign of sugar-candy!

    History of English Humour, Vol. 2 (of 2) Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange
British Dictionary definitions for sugar-candy

sugar candy

Also called rock candy. large crystals of sugar formed by suspending strings in a strong sugar solution that hardens on the strings, used chiefly for sweetening coffee
(mainly US) confectionery; sweets
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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