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Turkish delight

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noun
  1. a candy made of fruit juice and gelatin, cubed and dusted with sugar.
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Origin of Turkish delight

First recorded in 1865–70
Also called Turkish paste.
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Historical Examples

  • "Yes, and we've got a box of Turkish-delight," said Michael.

    Sylvia & Michael

    Compton Mackenzie

  • I remember a girl called Mabel who used to sell Turkish-delight there, but she had a stall of her own.

    Sylvia & Michael

    Compton Mackenzie

  • Still, cheese is more nutritious than Turkish-delight, and there's plenty of water in that theatrical cascade.

    Sylvia & Michael

    Compton Mackenzie


British Dictionary definitions for turkish delight

Turkish delight

noun
  1. a jelly-like sweet flavoured with flower essences, usually cut into cubes and covered in icing sugar
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