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candidate a person, esp. a politician, who seeks to be elected or appointed to a certain position. [2 definitions]
candid camera a small simple camera with a fast lens used to photograph unposed subjects or take informal pictures.
candidiasis infection by any fungus of the genus Candida, often occurring in the mouth or vagina.
candied cooked or coated in or with sugar, honey, or syrup, esp. to glaze, encrust, or preserve. [2 definitions]
candle a cylindrical stick of wax or waxlike substance enclosing a wick and burned to give light. [4 definitions]
candleberry any of several aromatic shrubs bearing small berrylike fruit covered with a wax sometimes used in making candles. [2 definitions]
candlelight the light of a candle or candles.
Candlemas a Christian religious celebration held on February 2, in which the blessing of candles for sacred use is performed to commemorate the purification of the Virgin Mary and the presentation of the infant Jesus Christ in the temple.
candlenut a tree of tropical Asia and the South Seas that bears oily fruit or nuts, which are used by natives as candles and are processed for commercial use in paints and varnishes. [2 definitions]
candlepin a candlelike pin used in a bowling game similar to tenpins. [2 definitions]
candlepower in optics, intensity of light as measured in candelas.
candlestick a holder with sockets or spikes for one or more candles.
candlewick the soft bundled or braided fibers at the center of a candle, which draw up melted wax to be burned. [2 definitions]
can-do reflecting an eagerness to take on something combined with the belief in one's ability to accomplish it.
candor the quality of openness, honesty, and straightforwardness in expression. [2 definitions]
candy a confection made with sugar or other sweetener, usu. with flavorings such as chocolate or peppermint and fillings such as nuts. [5 definitions]
candy bar a sweet in the form of a bar, often made of chocolate or of chocolate along with other ingredients such as caramel, nougat, nuts, and the like, eaten as a snack.
candy floss (chiefly British) a candy consisting of melted sugar spun into a fluffy mass around a stick or paper cone; cotton candy.
candy-striped having diagonal stripes in alternating colors, resembling those on a candy cane or the like.
candy striper a teenage female volunteer at a hospital.
candytuft any of several annual plants that bear tufted flowers of white, red, or purple.