can·​died ˈkan-dēd How to pronounce candied (audio)
: encrusted or coated with sugar
candied fruits
: baked with sugar or syrup until translucent
candied yams

Examples of candied in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One recipe, from the recipe website Allrecipes, calls for candied citrus peels, lots of eggs and two packages of dry yeast for the sweet bread. Shepard Price, San Antonio Express-News, 5 Jan. 2023 An initial sweet hit on the palate superbly combines cream and elderflower alongside a healthy helping of vanilla and a little bit of aromatic candied roses, but then fades very quickly, which is a shame. Felipe Schrieberg, Forbes, 31 Dec. 2022 Each gummy tasted just like a candied orange, which made taking them a true joy during even the darkest days of winter. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 11 Mar. 2022 But with the advent of commercial baking, the product inside the boxes became increasingly dry and flat-tasting, with cheaper ingredients like candied squash and milk powder. Julia Moskin, New York Times, 19 Dec. 2022 The final step before putting it all together is making a very cool garnish: candied butternut squash chips. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Nov. 2022 Skip Nana’s candied potatoes for these delectable fries with harissa mayo. Alexa Gagosz,, 21 Nov. 2022 Eugene brings Hornsby a candied apple, for instance. Erik Kain, Forbes, 10 Oct. 2022 Don't forget the candied orange zest to top it all off! Rebekah Lowin, Country Living, 5 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of candied was circa 1600

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“Candied.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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