Lollipop vs. Marshmallow

Lollipop vs. Marshmallow — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Lollipop and Marshmallow

Lollipopnoun

A confection consisting of a piece of hard candy attached to the end of a small stick.

Marshmallownoun

A light, spongy, very sweet confection made of corn syrup, gelatin, sugar, and often vanilla.

Lollipopnoun

An item of confectionery consisting of a piece of candy/sweet attached to a stick.

Marshmallownoun

A confection of sweetened paste, formerly made from the root of the marshmallow plant.

Lollipopnoun

ice cream or water ice on a small wooden stick;

in England a popsicle is called an ice lolly

Marshmallownoun

often marsh mallow A perennial plant (Althaea officinalis) in the mallow family, native to Eurasia and naturalized in eastern North America, having pink flowers and a mucilaginous root used in herbal medicine and formerly in confections.

Lollipopnoun

hard candy on a stick

Marshmallownoun

A species of mallow, Althaea officinalis, that grows in marshy terrain.

Marshmallownoun

A type of confectionery, originally (since Ancient Egyptian times) made from this plant, but now generally made of sugar or corn syrup, gelatin that has been pre-softened in water, gum arabic, flavorings, and sometimes beaten egg whites, all whipped to a spongy consistency.

Marshmallownoun

(figuratively) Someone who is soft and benign.

He acts like a total badass, but he's really just a marshmallow once you get to know him.

Marshmallownoun

spongy confection made of gelatin and sugar and corn syrup and dusted with powdered sugar