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 Add one-half cup each of candied oranges, walnuts, raisins, and muttered curses about the false security of childhood. Kira Garcia, The New Yorker, "Festive Holiday Recipes for 2020," 18 Dec. 2020 For the candied oranges: Cut the orange into 1/4-inch slices. Paul Stephen,, "Recipe: Orange Syrup Cake with Candied Oranges," 9 Dec. 2020 Two tarts are available for pickup in Windsor or the Ferry Plaza Farmers market in San Francisco on the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving: a pecan tart and a pumpkin tart made with buttery sugar pie pumpkins and flavored with candied sage. Soleil Ho,, "Where to get Thanksgiving pie in the Bay Area," 10 Nov. 2020 Dessert choices include pumpkin cheesecake with candied walnuts, or chocolate pots de creme with peanuts and vanilla whip. Keith Pandolfi, The Enquirer, "Give thanks to local restaurants by letting them prepare this year's feast for you," 12 Nov. 2020 Christmas Ale spiced with nutmeg, coriander, cinnamon, ginger and Belgian candied sugar. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Christmas Ale guide: 60+ Greater Cleveland breweries offering seasonal, spicy brews," 10 Nov. 2020 There are two choices for dessert, too: cannoli or sweet pumpkin panna cotta, made with candied walnuts and dark chocolate. Amy Drew Thompson,, "Screw it, we’re staying in! (But I’m still not cooking)," 6 Nov. 2020 Likewise, the candied depth—and cutesy bottle—of Thierry Mugler’s Angel was an almost unattainable goal. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Smells Like Teen Spirit: The Tempting Nostalgia of a 90s-Era Perfume," 26 Oct. 2020 Menke’s tartines, like one that combines a smear of garlicky herb mousse and firm, almost pickled slivers of butternut squash with candied waluts, gorgonzola dolce and a hefty pile of crisp, peppery arugula. Dominic Armato, The Arizona Republic, "How 2 friends are bringing modern French fare to Scottsdale at this new brasserie and bar," 4 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of candied

1577, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Candied.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of candied

: cooked in or covered with sugar


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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