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boiled sweet

noun

Definition of boiled sweet

British

  1. :  a small, hard piece of candy with a sweet and usually fruity flavor :  hard candy



Word by Word Definitions

boilplay boiled
  1. :  to come to the boiling point

    :  to cook in boiling water

    :  to become agitated :  seethe

  1. :  a localized swelling and inflammation of the skin resulting from infection of a hair follicle and adjacent tissue, having a hard central core, and forming pus

  1. :  the act or state of boiling

    :  a swirling upheaval (as of water)

    :  a boiled dish of seafood, vegetables, and seasonings

sweetplay
  1. :  pleasing to the taste

    :  being or inducing the one of the four basic taste sensations that is typically induced by disaccharides and is mediated especially by receptors in taste buds at the front of the tongue — compare bitter, salt, sour

    :  containing a sweetening ingredient :  not dry

  1. :  in a sweet manner

  1. :  something that is sweet to the taste: as

    :  a food (as a candy or preserve) having a high sugar content

    :  dessert


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