can·​died | \ ˈkan-dēd How to pronounce candied (audio) \

Definition of candied

1 : encrusted or coated with sugar candied fruits
2 : baked with sugar or syrup until translucent candied yams

Examples of candied in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Look for fruit on the nose, with strong candied apple and citrus notes. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 8 Mar. 2022 Mứt tết, a tray of beautiful candied fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds and other candies, is the centerpiece of every celebration of Tết, the Vietnamese New Year. Washington Post, 21 Jan. 2022 Once sugar is dark and candied, add coffee liqueur and hot coffee, and then top with cream. Jason O'bryan, Robb Report, 13 Jan. 2022 There was an art to acquiring that lengthy inventory — the candied orange peel and citron, the nuts and the liqueurs — French brandy, Curacao and triple sec. Jacques Kelly,, 25 Dec. 2021 Turning a classic cocktail into a cloyingly sweet Italian dessert typically packed with candied fruits is blasphemous, right? Bill Addison, Los Angeles Times, 7 Dec. 2021 A year later, Fujii returned to Japan to create his version: an airy and fluffy layered sponge cake coated with velvety cream and topped with candied strawberries. Maggie Hiufu Wong, CNN, 5 Dec. 2021 Old Homestead Steakhouse’s four-course dinner features a Jersey fresh butternut squash soup topped with candied walnuts and a spinach salad topped with Granny Smith apples, Texas pecans and feta tossed with maple cider vinaigrette. Michele Herrmann, Forbes, 9 Nov. 2021 Or opt for their maple pecan carrot cake, upleveled with pieces of candied pecan. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of candied

1577, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of candied was in 1577

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“Candied.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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can·​died | \ ˈkan-dēd How to pronounce candied (audio) \

Kids Definition of candied

: cooked in or coated with sugar candied ginger

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