su·​cre ˈsü-(ˌ)krā How to pronounce sucre (audio)
: the basic monetary unit of Ecuador until 2000

Examples of sucre in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Quebec, and also in other parts of Canada, the visit to a sugar shack (in French, a cabane à sucre or érablière) is practically a requirement for graduating from childhood. Rivka Galchen, Condé Nast Traveler, 3 Mar. 2023 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, 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,, 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, 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,, 22 Mar. 2018

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Word History


Spanish, from Antonio José de Sucre

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sucre was in 1886

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Cite this Entry

“Sucre.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Su·​cre ˈsü-(ˌ)krā How to pronounce Sucre (audio)
city southeast of La Paz in south central Bolivia population 244,000

Note: Sucre is Bolivia's constitutional capital.

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Su·​cre ˈsü-(ˌ)krā How to pronounce Sucre (audio)
Antonio José de 1795–1830 South American liberator

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