effortlessly coated with crystals of sugar utilized specially of fresh fruits
- having become fixed and definite in form
- having both internal framework and exterior type of a crystal
- of Crystallize
c.1600, past participle adjective from crystallize. Of good fresh fruit, etc., from 1875.
The name is of Arabic origin and was long applied to crystallized pyrites (q.v.); it was restricted to the present species by W.