• (British) IPA: /ˈkæn.diːd/
  1. Simple past tense and past participle of candy
    We candied some apples to get ready for the party.


  1. coated or encrusted with sugar
  2. preserved in sugar or syrup by baking till it becomes translucent
    Hot cross buns contain chopped candied fruit.
  3. (figurative) Pleasing, flattering.
    • circa 1599-1601 William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act III scene ii:
      smallcaps Hamlet: No, let the candied tongue lick absurd pomp, / And crook the pregnant hinges of the knee / Where thrift may follow fawning.
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