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1(of fruit) preserved in sugar.‘a glacé cherry’
sugary, sweetened, saccharineView synonyms
- ‘Place the glacé and dried fruits in a bowl and cover with the Cointreau.’
- ‘She left out the glacé cherries because she couldn't abide the sticky things, substituting dates, which she loved.’
- ‘To finish, we had almond-and-hazelnut biscuit glacé with fig sauce, the tartness of the thick fig sauce creating a foil for the sweet ice-cream.’
- ‘In some fancy versions, these are omitted from the bottom, which is covered with a decorative arrangement of glacé fruit with a layer of jelly cementing it into a mosaic.’
- ‘When I was a kid there would always be a box of glacé fruit at Christmas which largely remained uneaten and which I would not have touched in a million years.’
- ‘Sprinkle half the chocolate chips and the marron glacés bits.’
2(of cloth or leather) smooth and highly polished.
- ‘I bought them instantly, in slightly more practical black, plus another style in red glacé leather.’
Mid 19th century: French, literally iced, past participle of glacer, from glace ice.
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