- excessively sweet; saccharine: sugar-candy stories in family magazines.
- pertaining to or characteristic of someone or something that is pleasing.
- a confection made by boiling pure sugar until it hardens.
- a person or thing that is pleasing.
Origin of sugar candy
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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Examples from the Web for sugar-candy
Halla (finds a piece of sugar-candy and divides it between the children).Modern Icelandic Plays
Is Sharpe's small article like a bit of sugar-candy, too, Ellen?Charlotte Bront
T. Wemyss Reid
Clearly, neither Mr. nor Mrs. Winston Aylett was fond of sugar-candy.At Last
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
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
- 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
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