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Topic: FOOD

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: candi, from Arabic qandi 'covered with sugar', from qand 'sugar'

candy

noun
     
candy
can‧dy S3 plural candies [uncountable and countable]
1DF American English a sweet food made from sugar or chocolate:
a box of candies
a candy bar
Do you want a piece of candy?
2

mind/brain candy

informal something that is entertaining or pleasant to look at, but which you do not approve of because you think it is not serious:
Most video games are just brain candy.
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