Can"dyn. [F. candi. See Candy, v. t.] 1. Any sweet, more or less solid article of confectionery, especially those prepared in small bite-sized pieces or small bars, having a wide variety of shapes, consistencies, and flavors, and manufactured in a variety of ways. It is often flavored or colored, or covered with chocolate, and sometimes contains fruit, nuts, etc.; it is often made by boiling sugar or molasses to the desired consistency, and than crystallizing, molding, or working in the required shape. Other types may consist primarily of chocolate or a sweetened gelatin. The term may be applied to a single piece of such confection or to the substance of which it is composed.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
Candy, n. [Mahratta kha, Tamil kai.] A weight, at Madras 500 pounds, at Bombay 560 pounds.
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