a stick of hard candy with a curve at one end, usually peppermint-flavored with red and white stripes.
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How to use candy cane in a sentence
Kids pressed around one of the plane’s wings, smiling and eager to collect the candy canes he handed out from a red satchel.
However, many of the colors that make up candy canes, sugar cookies and even cranberry sauce and roast ham, are synthetic.The Dead Serious Reason You Might Want to Avoid Food Dyes | Lorne J. Hofseth, The Conversation | December 10, 2021 | The Daily Beast
Once when Willa was three, a few months after Christmas, she was eating a piece of candy cane.
“Katy has a status,” he says, pointing to a painting of Perry wielding a candy-cane scepter.
Across the window, hung from the gas jet by ribbons, was a huge candy cane.
And Philip he seed me behind the post and give me as much candy cane as I could bite off not to tell nobody what she said to him.Mothering on Perilous | Lucy S. Furman
As he pulled off his hat he heard a shout and saw the boys all scrambling for the broken end of the candy cane.John Dough and the Cherub | L. Frank Baum
Immediately John Dough recovered his wits and aimed a strong blow with the candy cane at the wild people of the forest.John Dough and the Cherub | L. Frank Baum
He wore a silk hat and carried a candy cane prettily striped with red and yellow.The Road to Oz | L. Frank Baum