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confectioners' sugar

[ kuhn-fek-shuh-nerz shoog-er ]
/ kənˈfɛk ʃə nərz ˈʃʊg ər /
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noun

an extra-fine variety of powdered sugar, with cornstarch added to preserve dryness, used in icings, confections, etc.: it is graded from XXX to 14X, with a higher number of X’s corresponding to a more finely ground product.

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Origin of confectioners' sugar

First recorded in 1890–95

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confectioners' sugar

noun

the US term for icing sugar
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