from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A usually striped stick of peppermint candy with the top curved to resemble a walking cane.
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- n. An edible candy in the shape of a cane or staff, generally consumed during Christmas time and usually having a peppermint flavor.
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- n. a hard candy in the shape of a rod (usually with stripes)
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He wore a silk hat and carried a candy cane prettily striped with red and yellow.
At the top was something that looked like a three-foot-tall, knitted chimney in candy cane stripes.
Half-digested candy cane and jelly beans flowed out and spattered on the ground.