rock candy


: boiled sugar crystallized in large masses on string

Examples of rock candy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Grown-up kids of a certain age might remember a tooth-rotting confection called rock candy — word play on rock canyon. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 7 Mar. 2024 Traffickers then packaged the product, in hard, clear chunks that resemble rock candy, to sell to customers. Beth Warren, USA TODAY, 10 Feb. 2024 In the old days, rock candy was used for cherry bounce. Rita Nader Heikenfeld, The Enquirer, 11 Aug. 2023 The finish is warm and lingering, with notes of citrus, spice, coconut, and some rock candy on final sips as your glass empties. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 11 Dec. 2023 Beautiful, unique, and continuing the sparkling geode dessert trend, this recipe teaches you the surprisingly simple technique that turns rock candy into crystal magic. Su-Jit Lin, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Nov. 2023 There’s also a bit of black pepper and baking spice, some grainy notes, a hint of apple crisp, and finally a flash of rock candy on the finish. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 22 Oct. 2023 Note: If using rock candy on sticks or strings, remove sticks or strings before serving. Rita Nader Heikenfeld, The Enquirer, 11 Aug. 2023 Tequila 5 oz water 5 oz Tres Agaves Margarita Mix 1 packet of gelatin Lemon-lime rock candy for garnish Instructions Mix all ingredients until smooth and free of bubbles. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 2 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

rock candy

: boiled sugar crystallized on a string
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