noun, plural can·dies.
verb (used with object), can·died, can·dy·ing.
verb (used without object), can·died, can·dy·ing.
Origin of candy
Related Words for candyingstrengthen, reinforce, solidify, stabilize, mull, thicken, set, freeze, clot, prop, petrify, jell, inspissate, fix, condense, ossify, tauten, congeal, precipitate, inflate
Examples from the Web for candying
Historical Examples of candying
The art or business of the confectioner or sugar-baker; the candying of sugar.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
In this connection, also, I should like to direct the attention of our rural women to the art of preserving and candying fruit.The College, the Market, and the Court
Caroline H. Dall
To candy it, do not add the syrup, but observe the directions given for candying fruit; some may be done each way.
Select firm-textured fruit and boil until tender in water before placing in the syrup; then proceed as in candying the cherries.Candy-Making at Home
Mary M. Wright
noun plural -dies
verb -dies, -dying or -died
Word Origin for candy
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").