sugar loaf


sugar loaf
noun
a large conical loaf of concentrated refined sugar
Syn: ↑sugarloaf, ↑loaf sugar
Hypernyms: ↑sugar, ↑refined sugar, ↑loaf

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sugar loaf,
1. a solid, cone-shaped mass of hard, refined sugar. It is the form in which sugar was generally sold during most of the period from the late Middle Ages to the middle of the 1800's.
2. something shaped like a sugar loaf, especially: a) a high, cone-shaped hill: »

here and there the outline of a wooded sugar loaf in black (Robert L. Stevenson).

b) a tall, cone-shaped hat.
sug|ar-loaf «SHUG uhr LOHF», adjective.
shaped like a sugar loaf.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Sugar loaf — Sugar Sug ar, n. [OE. sugre, F. sucre (cf. It. zucchero, Sp. az[ u]car), fr. Ar. sukkar, assukkar, fr. Skr. [,c]arkar[=a] sugar, gravel; cf. Per. shakar. Cf. {Saccharine}, {Sucrose}.] 1. A sweet white (or brownish yellow) crystalline substance,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sugar loaf — n. 1. a conical mass of crystallized sugar 2. a similarly shaped hill, mountain, etc. * * * ▪ mountain, Brazil Portuguese  Pão De Açúcar,         landmark peak overlooking Rio de Janeiro and the entrance of Guanabara Bay, in southeastern Brazil.… …   Universalium

  • sugar loaf — n. 1. a conical mass of crystallized sugar 2. a similarly shaped hill, mountain, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Sugar-Loaf — (spr. Schugg r Lohf), so v.w. Zuckerhut, Name mehrer Berge u. Vorgebirge, welche solche Gestalt haben …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • sugar loaf — /ˈʃʊgə loʊf/ (say shooguh lohf) noun 1. a large approximately conical loaf or mass of hard refined sugar. 2. anything resembling this in shape, as a small conical hill. –sugar loaf, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • sugar-loaf — /shoog euhr lohf /, adj. resembling a sugar loaf. Also, sugar loafed. [1600 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • sugar-loaf — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective also sugar loafed “t : shaped like a sugarloaf : conoidal a sugar loaf mountain …   Useful english dictionary

  • sugar-loaf — noun A conical block of refined sugar, the form in which it was traditionally exported from the Caribbean and Brazil from the 17th century to the 19th century …   Wiktionary

  • sugar-loaf — adjective see sugarloaf …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Sugar Loaf, New York — Sugar Loaf is a hamlet in Orange County, New York, United States. It is located in the Town of Chester.HistorySugar Loaf, New York was founded in the 1730s as a waypoint along King s Highway, providing supplies and horses to travellers.It draws… …   Wikipedia