- 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
- any of a variety of confections made with sugar, syrup, etc., often combined with chocolate, fruit, nuts, etc.
- a single piece of such a confection.
- Slang. cocaine.
- someone or something that is pleasing or pleasurable, usually in a superficial way (often used in combination): The show is candy, but enjoy it for what it is. See also arm candy, ear candy, eye candy.
- to cook in sugar or syrup, as sweet potatoes or carrots.
- to cook in heavy syrup until transparent, as fruit, fruit peel, or ginger.
- to reduce (sugar, syrup, etc.) to a crystalline form, usually by boiling down.
- to coat with sugar: to candy dates.
- to make sweet, palatable, or agreeable.
- to become covered with sugar.
- to crystallize into sugar.
Origin of candy
Examples from the Web for candied
In 1463, a gentleman of Bury St. Edmunds bequeathed to a friend “my silvir forke for grene gyngour” (candied ginger).The Strange Way We Eat: Bee Wilson’s ‘Consider the Fork’
October 13, 2012
Choosing one wine to go with candied yams and sourdough stuffing is challenging.The Best Thanksgiving Wines
November 19, 2010
Another variation replaces the anise with candied fruits like oranges, pineapples, and figs.Secrets of Día de los Muertos
Ana Sofia Pelaez
October 27, 2009
Top with a dollop of whipped cream and garnish with a shard of the candied bacon.Bourbon Bacon Apple Tarts
August 25, 2009
If the fruit is to be candied, the syrup must not be added: for the sake of variety, it may be proper to do some each way.
Anger she did feel, but it was, childishly, anger over the candied fruit.The Prisoner
In spite of the candied sweetness he hated the correspondence.Is He Popenjoy?
"I can stand it if you can," says I, and she tips me a goo-goo smile that was all to the candied violets.Shorty McCabe
How did you happen to forget about the nuts and remember about the candied fruit?An American Suffragette
Isaac N. Stevens
- impregnated or encrusted with or as if with sugar or syrupcandied peel
- (of sugar, honey, etc) crystallized
- 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
- 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 and History for candied
c.1600, past participle adjective from candy (v.).
late 13c., "crystalized sugar," from Old French çucre candi "sugar candy," ultimately from Arabic qandi, from Persian qand "cane sugar," probably from Sanskrit khanda "piece (of sugar)," perhaps from Dravidian (cf. Tamil kantu "candy," kattu "to harden, condense").