sugarloaf

noun

sug·​ar·​loaf ˈshu̇-gər-ˌlōf How to pronounce sugarloaf (audio)
1
: refined sugar molded into a cone
2
: a hill or mountain shaped like a sugarloaf
sugar-loaf adjective

Examples of sugarloaf in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sugarloaf was in the 15th century

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“Sugarloaf.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sugarloaf. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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sugarloaf

noun
sug·​ar·​loaf -ˌlōf How to pronounce sugarloaf (audio)
1
: refined sugar molded into a cone
2
: a hill or mountain shaped like a sugarloaf
sugarloaf adjective

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