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spun sugar

a confection resembling fluff or floss, made from hot boiled sugar that has threaded, used as a garnish, frosting, or in making cotton candy. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • After that, tarts and cakes, with spun sugar on them, are set forth.

  • spun sugar should be used exclusively in most of the table decorations.

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

    The Century Cook Book Mary Ronald
  • Fondant, one of the very useful articles, candies, and spun sugar are easily made with the aid of the thermometer.

    The Century Cook Book Mary Ronald
  • spun sugar makes a beautiful decoration for ice-creams, glac fruits, and other cold desserts.

    The Century Cook Book Mary Ronald
  • 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
  • The ice cream in flower forms is brought in in a spun sugar nest resting on twigs of pussy willows.

    Breakfasts and Teas Paul Pierce
  • And after this course, another was to succeed, of tarts and cakes covered with spun sugar.

British Dictionary definitions for spun sugar

spun sugar

(US) another term for candyfloss
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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