Definition of Cotton candy

1. Noun. A candy made by spinning sugar that has been boiled to a high temperature.

Exact synonyms: Candyfloss, Spun Sugar
Generic synonyms: Candy, Confect

Definition of Cotton candy

1. Noun. (American English) Melted sugar spun into thin threads and collected into a mass, usually on a stick. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cotton Candy

cotton-dust asthma
cotton-fibre embolism
cotton-mill fever
cotton-root bark
cotton-seed tree
cotton-wool patches
cotton-wool spots
cotton ball
cotton boll
cotton bolls
cotton bollworm
cotton cake
cotton candy (current term)
cotton cloth
cotton flannel
cotton gin
cotton gins
cotton mill
cotton mouse
cotton on
cotton plant
cotton rat
cotton reel
cotton rose
cotton rush
cotton stainer

Literary usage of Cotton candy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Foundations of Indian Economics by Radhakamal Mukerjee (1916)
"18^ 17$ 37 45 55 cotton candy of 784 Ibs. ... 255 2oo 192 267 261 Tea, Ib 8 as. 5$ as. 5 as. 6j as. 7 as. Thus, in spite of declining or stationary prices, ..."

2. Deeper Reading: Comprehending Challenging Texts, 4-12 by Kelly Gallagher (2004)
"(They also understood at all times the exact section and row of the roving cotton candy vendor, but that's another story.) It could be said that at a ..."

3. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"... a "cotton candy" appearance due to the loss of tissue around remaining bronchioles and blood vessels. The lesions are usually randomly distributed, ..."

4. Winston's Cumulative Loose-leaf Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Reference Workedited by Thomas Edward Finegan edited by Thomas Edward Finegan (1922)
"There are 35 factories, the output including flour (four mills), grain, cotton, candy, machinery, brooms, soap, cottonseed oil, etc. ..."

5. Professional Preparation of High School Teachers by Guy Montrose Whipple, Harry Lloyd Miller (1919)
"Cotton-candy and small balls of vanilla ice-cream rolled in shredded cocoanut to represent snow-balls form appropriate refreshments. ..."

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