su·​cre | \ ˈsü-(ˌ)krā How to pronounce sucre (audio) \

Definition of sucre

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: the basic monetary unit of Ecuador until 2000


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Su·​cre | \ ˈsü-(ˌ)krā How to pronounce Sucre (audio) \

Definition of Sucre (Entry 2 of 3)

Antonio José de 1795–1830 South American liberator


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Su·​cre | \ ˈsü-(ˌ)krā How to pronounce Sucre (audio) \

Definition of Sucre (Entry 3 of 3)

city southeast of La Paz in south central Bolivia population 244,000

Note: Sucre is Bolivia's constitutional capital.

Examples of sucre in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun No night out in Montréal, and no backwoods party at the cabane á sucre is complete without a big steaming pile of poutine. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Debatable Encyclopedia of Drunk Food," 1 Oct. 2018 Yet, in spite of modernization and commercialization, some cabanes à sucre owners are working hard to accommodate large numbers while remaining as authentic as possible to the quaint sugar shack experience of the past. Elizabeth Warkentin,, "Quaint sugaring experiences in Quebec," 4 Apr. 2018 Ecuadoreans have grown accustomed to U.S. dollars, which their government adopted in 2000 to overcome soaring inflation and the sucre’s collapse. John Otis And, WSJ, "The Dollar Rescued Ecuador. Can It Save Venezuela?," 27 Mar. 2018 Their output ranges from tarte au sucre and pouding chomeur at Cafe du Pays to black-and-white cookies and babka at Mamaleh’s to cherry cola cake and ice cream sandwiches at State Park. Devra First,, "10 women pastry chefs you should know in the Boston area," 22 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of sucre


1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sucre


Spanish, from Antonio José de Sucre

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“Sucre.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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