rock candy

noun

Definition of rock candy

1 : boiled sugar crystallized in large masses on string

Examples of rock candy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From the mouth-watering aroma of fine chocolates to the sparkling rainbow colors of rock candy, there’s nothing quite like a candy store to captivate the senses. BostonGlobe.com, 8 July 2021 Howard could please her guests with Maryland punch, involving a quart each of cognac and sherry, a pint of rum, six lemons, a half pound of rock candy and two glasses of currant jelly. Jacques Kelly, baltimoresun.com, 19 June 2021 The tart fruit lingered on the palate like rock candy. Washington Post, 8 Mar. 2021 Hochstadter’s Slow & Low Rock and Rye is a bottled Old Fashioned made with 84 proof straight rye whiskey, raw honey, navel orange peel, angostura bitters, and a pinch of rock candy. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, 14 Oct. 2020 The flashy drink costs $18 and comes topped with gold rock candy. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 18 Feb. 2020 Students also set up stations to make their own rock candy, which would become a sort of graduation present Friday once they were done crystallizing. Sara Cardine, latimes.com, 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of rock candy

circa 1706, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of rock candy was circa 1706

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“Rock candy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rock%20candy. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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rock candy

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rock candy

: hard candy that is made on a string

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