Definitions

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

  • adj. Permeated, covered, encrusted, or cooked with sugar: candied sweet potatoes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of candy.
  • adj. coated or encrusted with sugar
  • adj. preserved in sugar or syrup by baking till it becomes translucent

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Preserved in or with sugar; incrusted with a candylike substance.
  • adj.
  • adj. Converted wholly or partially into sugar or candy; as candied sirup.
  • adj. Conted or more or less with sugar
  • adj. Figuratively; Honeyed; sweet; flattering.
  • adj. Covered or incrusted with that which resembles sugar or candy.
  • adj. smoothly coated with crystals of sugar; -- used especially of fruits.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Preserved with sugar, or incrusted with it; covered with crystals of sugar, or with matter resembling it: as, candied raisins.
  • Wholly or partly crystallized or congealed: as, candied honey.
  • Figuratively, honeyed; flattering; glozing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (used especially of fruits) preserved by coating with or allowing to absorb sugar
  • adj. encrusted with sugar or syrup

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Examples

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  • If I hadn't known better, I would have thought it was "candied" - drizzled in honey or carmelized with brown sugar.

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  • Unlike other citrus, the pith is not bitter and it's most popular culinary use is to be candied, which is exactly what I'll be doing.

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  • You may know that crystallized ginger, also known as candied ginger, consists of strips of ginger root cooked in sugar syrup and coated with sugar.

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  • Wil - I think it might be called candied peel in the US?

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  • Crystallized ginger, also known as candied ginger, is fresh ginger that has been peeled, boiled in sugar and water, dried and coated in granulated sugar.

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  • These soft and springy cookies have a subtle crunch provided by pecans and crystallized ginger (also known as candied ginger).

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  • My husband's family has always made their "candied" sweet potatoes a very special way and he will not eat them any other way.

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  • If you are as tired as I am of dry turkey and "candied" sweet potatoes with marshmallows on top at Thanksgiving, here are our globalized versions of these two canonical dishes, the sweet potato from a Thai chef preparing for holiday guests at his lower Manhattan restaurant Kittichai, the turkey from France's pre-eminent cook, Joël Robuchon.

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