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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sugar-loaf adjective

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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,, "A landscape like no other: Exploring the surreal southern end of the Atacama Desert," 6 June 2019 The modern look of the jewel, and more specifically the central sapphire, is reminiscent of Elizabeth Taylor’s Bulgari diamond and platinum necklace set with a 52.72-carat sugarloaf cabochon sapphire, pictured here. Marion Fasel, Harper's BAZAAR, "Is Bella Hadid The New Elizabeth Taylor?," 19 May 2017 Elizabeth Taylor acquired her sugarloaf sapphire necklace in 1972. Marion Fasel, Harper's BAZAAR, "Is Bella Hadid The New Elizabeth Taylor?," 19 May 2017

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First Known Use of sugarloaf

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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