[ kan-deed ]
See synonyms for candied on
  1. impregnated or incrusted with or as if with sugar: candied ginger.

  2. prepared by cooking in sugar or syrup: candied yams.

  1. honeyed; flattering: candied words.

Origin of candied

First recorded in 1590–1600; candy + -ed3

Other words from candied

  • un·can·died, adjective

Words Nearby candied Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use candied in a sentence

  • Two boxes of candied prunes, that's vegetables, twenty-five per cent.

    The Varmint | Owen Johnson
  • Condensed milk is preserved by the sugar added to it; so are candied and, in part, dried fruits.

    A Civic Biology | George William Hunter
  • The box of candied fruit, presented to her by Mr. La Salle, was going the rounds for the last time.

  • Let her take aromatic electuary, disatyrion and candied eringo roots, every morning.

British Dictionary definitions for candied


/ (ˈkændɪd) /

  1. impregnated or encrusted with or as if with sugar or syrup: candied peel

  2. (of sugar, honey, etc) crystallized

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