Turkish delight

noun

Definition of Turkish delight

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

First Known Use of turkish delight

1877

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TURKISH DELIGHT Defined for English Language Learners

Turkish delight

Definition of Turkish delight for English Language Learners

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


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