- To conserve or boil in sugar; as, to candy fruits; to candy ginger.
- To make sugar crystals of or in; to form into a mass resembling candy; as, to candy sirup.
- To incrust with sugar or with candy, or with that which resembles sugar or candy."Those frosts that winter brings Which candy every green." [Drayson.]
Etymology: F. candircf. It. candire, Sp. azúcar cande or candi), fr. Ar. & Pers. qand, fr. Skr. Khaṇḍda piece, sugar in pieces or lumps, fr. khaṇḍ khaḍ to break