Meaning of “candy cane” in the English Dictionary

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"candy cane" in English

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candy canenoun [ C ]

/ˈkæn.di ˌkeɪn/ /ˈkæn.di ˌkeɪn/ US

Examples from literature

  • Across the window, hung from the gas jet by ribbons, was a huge candy cane. 
  • If you are good I'll bring you a striped candy cane from town. 
  • Once when I was small they gave me a candy cane for Christmas. 
  • Sunny Boy had found seven candy canes on his Christmas tree and he had wrapped each one separately. 
  • You'll see some children who didn't get even a candy cane from Santa Claus. 

(Definition of “candy cane” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"candy cane" in American English

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candy canenoun [ C ]

/ˈkæn·di ˌkeɪn/

a piece of flavored hard candy shaped like a cane (= walking stick)

(Definition of “candy cane” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)