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Turkish delight

noun

Simple Definition of Turkish delight

  • : a type of candy made of thick jelly that is cut into pieces and covered with sugar

Full Definition of Turkish delight

  1. :  a jellylike or gummy confection usually cut in cubes and dusted with sugar —called also Turkish paste


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