confectioners' sugar

[ kuhn-fek-shuh-nerz shoog-er ]

noun
  1. 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.

Origin of confectioners' sugar

1
First recorded in 1890–95

Words Nearby confectioners' sugar

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How to use confectioners' sugar in a sentence

  • Decorate using a pastry tube and icing made from egg-white and confectioners sugar.

  • The icing made from confectioners sugar is the most satisfactory.

    The Laurel Health Cookery | Evora Bucknum Perkins
  • When using confectioners sugar with pineapple omit whites of eggs.

    The Laurel Health Cookery | Evora Bucknum Perkins
  • Drain canned pineapple very dry, chop and add lemon juice and confectioners sugar, when fresh pineapple is not obtainable.

    The Laurel Health Cookery | Evora Bucknum Perkins
  • Add confectioners sugar and vanilla to strong cereal coffee, with or without a little heavy cream.

    The Laurel Health Cookery | Evora Bucknum Perkins

British Dictionary definitions for confectioners' sugar

confectioners' sugar

noun
  1. the US term for icing sugar

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