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Definition of "toffee" []

  • A hard, chewy candy made of brown sugar or molasses and butter. (noun)
  • A sweet made from sugar or treacle boiled with butter, nuts, etc (noun)

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Use "toffee" in a sentence
  • "Scatter strips of crystallized ginger and cumin toffee cashews over the plate."
  • "The toffee is a bit of an accquired taste - some kids come back for more, some chuck it away and we find it days later gently deliquescing and looking remarkable like a dying slug."
  • "Just as frogs use glucose, Arctic brine shrimp and many cold-tolerant insects use a sugar called trehalose, which forms a syrup as thick as stretchy toffee, is even better at lowering freezing points and stopping dehydration than glycerol or glucose."