Translation of turrón in English:

turrón

nombre masculino/masculine noun

  • [ type of candy traditionally eaten at Christmas ]

    Compounds

    turrón blando

    • [ candy made from ground almonds with a fudge-like consistency ]

    turrón de Alicante

    turrón de chocolate

    • [ candy made with chocolate and puffed rice ]

    turrón de jijona

    turrón duro

    • [ hard nougat-like candy ]

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