[ kan-deed ]
/ ˈkæn did /


impregnated or incrusted with or as if with sugar: candied ginger.
prepared by cooking in sugar or syrup: candied yams.
honeyed; flattering: candied words.

Origin of candied

First recorded in 1590–1600; candy + -ed3

Related forms

un·can·died, adjective

Definition for candied (2 of 2)


[ kan-dee ]
/ ˈkæn di /

noun, plural can·dies.

verb (used with object), can·died, can·dy·ing.

verb (used without object), can·died, can·dy·ing.

to become covered with sugar.
to crystallize into sugar.

Origin of candy

1225–75; Middle English candi, sugre candi candied sugar < Middle French sucre candi; candiArabic qandī < Persian qandi sugar < Sanskrit khaṇḍakaḥ sugar candy

Related forms

can·dy·like, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for candied (1 of 2)


/ (ˈkændɪd) /


impregnated or encrusted with or as if with sugar or syrupcandied peel
(of sugar, honey, etc) crystallized

British Dictionary definitions for candied (2 of 2)


/ (ˈkændɪ) /

noun plural -dies

mainly US and Canadian confectionery in general; sweets, chocolate, etc
a person or thing that is regarded as being attractive but superficialarm candy
like taking candy from a baby informal very easy to accomplish

verb -dies, -dying or -died

to cause (sugar, etc) to become crystalline, esp by boiling or (of sugar) to become crystalline through boiling
to preserve (fruit peel, ginger, etc) by boiling in sugar
to cover with any crystalline substance, such as ice or sugar

Word Origin for candy

C18: from Old French sucre candi candied sugar, from Arabic qandi candied, from qand cane sugar, of Dravidian origin
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