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sugar bowl

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noun
  1. a small bowl, usually having a cover, for serving granulated sugar or sugar cubes.

Origin of sugar bowl

An Americanism dating back to 1765–75
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Examples from the Web for sugar bowl

Historical Examples

  • One tea-pot, one sugar-bowl, one slop-basin, and twelve cups and saucers.

    Nuts and Nutcrackers

    Charles James Lever

  • Sam settled the cream-jug and sugar-bowl before he answered.

    Out in the Forty-Five

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • We stopped and talked to a man who was making a sugar-bowl, and he told us how he did it.

  • She could not decide whether to call it a sugar-bowl or a chicken.

    The Little Colonel's Holidays

    Annie Fellows Johnston

  • One of his hands closed over hers as it reached for the sugar-bowl.

    The Rest Hollow Mystery

    Rebecca N. Porter