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cotton candy

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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cotton candy

n
(Cookery) US and Canadian a very light fluffy confection made from coloured spun sugar, usually held on a stick. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): candyfloss Austral name: fairyfloss
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cot′ton can′dy


n.
a fluffy, sweet confection whipped from spun sugar and wound around a stick or paper cone.
[1925–30, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cotton candy - a candy made by spinning sugar that has been boiled to a high temperaturecotton candy - a candy made by spinning sugar that has been boiled to a high temperature
candy, confect - a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts
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Translations
غزل البناتغَزْلُ البَنَاتغَزْل البَنات
cukrová vata
candyflosssukkervat
hattara
šećerna vuna
sykurflos
綿菓子
솜사탕
sockervadd
ขนมสายไหม
keten helvapamuk helvapamuk helvasıpamuk şekeri
que kẹo bông

cotton candy

n (Am) → zucchero filato
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

cotton1

(ˈkotn) noun
1. a soft substance got from the seeds of the cotton plant, used in making thread or cloth.
2. the yarn or cloth made from this. a reel of cotton; This shirt is made of cotton; (also adjective) a cotton shirt.
cotton candy
(American) candy floss.
ˌcottonˈwool noun
(American absorbent cotton) loose cotton pressed into a mass, for absorbing liquids, wiping or protecting an injury etc. She bathed the wound with cotton wool.
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cotton candy

غَزْلُ البَنَات cukrová vata candyfloss Zuckerwatte μαλλί της γριάς algodón de azúcar hattara barbe à papa šećerna vuna zucchero filato 綿菓子 솜사탕 suikerspin sukkerspinn wata cukrowa algodão doce сахарная вата sockervadd ขนมสายไหม pamuk helva que kẹo bông 棉花糖
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