sugarloaf

noun
sug·​ar·​loaf | \ ˈshu̇-gər-ˌlōf How to pronounce sugarloaf (audio) \

Definition of sugarloaf

1 : refined sugar molded into a cone
2 : a hill or mountain shaped like a sugarloaf

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Other Words from sugarloaf

sugar-loaf adjective

Examples of sugarloaf in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Just offshore, on the park’s namesake island that looks like a sugarloaf, is a small colony of about 40 Humboldt penguins prowling the coast in search of food. Mark Johanson, chicagotribune.com, "A landscape like no other: Exploring the surreal southern end of the Atacama Desert," 8 Oct. 2019 Just offshore, on the park’s namesake island that looks like a sugarloaf, is a small colony of about 40 Humboldt penguins prowling the coast in search of food. Mark Johanson, chicagotribune.com, "A landscape like no other: Exploring the surreal southern end of the Atacama Desert," 8 Oct. 2019 Just offshore, on the park’s namesake island that looks like a sugarloaf, is a small colony of about 40 Humboldt penguins prowling the coast in search of food. Mark Johanson, chicagotribune.com, "A landscape like no other: Exploring the surreal southern end of the Atacama Desert," 8 Oct. 2019 Just offshore, on the park’s namesake island that looks like a sugarloaf, is a small colony of about 40 Humboldt penguins prowling the coast in search of food. Mark Johanson, chicagotribune.com, "A landscape like no other: Exploring the surreal southern end of the Atacama Desert," 8 Oct. 2019 Just offshore, on the park’s namesake island that looks like a sugarloaf, is a small colony of about 40 Humboldt penguins prowling the coast in search of food. Mark Johanson, chicagotribune.com, "A landscape like no other: Exploring the surreal southern end of the Atacama Desert," 8 Oct. 2019 Just offshore, on the park’s namesake island that looks like a sugarloaf, is a small colony of about 40 Humboldt penguins prowling the coast in search of food. Mark Johanson, chicagotribune.com, "A landscape like no other: Exploring the surreal southern end of the Atacama Desert," 8 Oct. 2019 Just offshore, on the park’s namesake island that looks like a sugarloaf, is a small colony of about 40 Humboldt penguins prowling the coast in search of food. Mark Johanson, chicagotribune.com, "A landscape like no other: Exploring the surreal southern end of the Atacama Desert," 8 Oct. 2019 Just offshore, on the park’s namesake island that looks like a sugarloaf, is a small colony of about 40 Humboldt penguins prowling the coast in search of food. Mark Johanson, chicagotribune.com, "A landscape like no other: Exploring the surreal southern end of the Atacama Desert," 8 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of sugarloaf

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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22 Feb 2020

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“Sugarloaf.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sugarloaf. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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