The definition of candy is a sweet treat usually made with sugar.(noun)
Gumdrops and Snickers bars are an example of candy.
To candy is defined as to cook with a sugar syrup, or to make into a crystal form.(verb)
When you use a sugar syrup to glaze yams, this is an example of when you candy yams.
See candy in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. candies
Origin: < sugar candy < ME (sugre) candi < OFr (sucre) candi < OIt (zucchero) candi < Ar qandi < Pers qand, cane sugar; prob. < Sans khaṇḍa, piece (of sugar)
Origin: Fr candir < It candire < candi: see the candy
See candy in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. can·dies
Origin: Middle English candi, crystallized cane sugar
Origin: , short for sugre-candi
Origin: , translation of Old French sucre candi
Origin: and Old Italian zucchero candi
Origin: , both from Arabic sukkar qandīy
Origin: : sukkar, sugar
Origin: + qandīy, candied (from qand, cane sugar, probably from Dravidian kaṇṭu, lump).
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