Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A light, very sweet candy of threaded sugar, often tinted with food coloring and twirled onto a stick. Also called spun sugar.

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  • n. Melted sugar spun into thin threads and collected into a mass, usually on a stick.

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  • n. a candy made by spinning sugar that has been boiled to a high temperature

Etymologies

From cotton + candy. (Wiktionary)

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  • AmE; for IrE, use candy floss

    May 1, 2011

  • Maybe it's used for insulation?

    July 28, 2008

  • Oh, that *is* tacky. Besides, why would you want cotton candy in December? It's clearly an outdoor treat.

    July 19, 2008

  • National Cotton Candy Day: December 7. What's a Pearl Harbor?

    November 8, 2007