- a candy made of fruit juice and gelatin, cubed and dusted with sugar.
Origin of Turkish delight
First recorded in 1865–70
Also called Turkish paste.
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Examples from the Web for turkish delight
"Yes, and we've got a box of Turkish-delight," said Michael.
I remember a girl called Mabel who used to sell Turkish-delight there, but she had a stall of her own.
Still, cheese is more nutritious than Turkish-delight, and there's plenty of water in that theatrical cascade.
- a jelly-like sweet flavoured with flower essences, usually cut into cubes and covered in icing sugar
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