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Old French sucre candi, from Arabic قندي (qandi), candied), from Persian قند (qand), hard candy made by boiling cane sugar), perhaps from Dravidian kan. ṭu; compare Tamil கண்டு (kantu), hard candy).


countable and uncountable; candies

candy (countable and uncountable; plural candies)

  1. (uncountable, US) Edible, sweet-tasting confectionery containing sugar, or sometimes artificial sweeteners, and often flavored with fruit, chocolate, nuts, herbs and spices, or artificial flavors.
    • 1991, Brayfield, Celia, The Prince
      They came down to buy sugar, flour, saltfish or candy from Nana, to collect letters and exchange gossip.
  2. (countable, US) A piece of candy.
    • 1991, Ann Granger, A Season for Murder,
      Unwholesome pink and yellow candies were sold from trays.

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