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sugarplum

[shoo g-er-pluhm] /ˈʃʊg ərˌplʌm/
noun
1.
a small sweetmeat made of sugar with various flavoring and coloring ingredients; a bonbon.
Origin of sugarplum
1600-1610
First recorded in 1600-10; sugar + plum1
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  • She had taught it him verse by verse with the patience of an angel, and she had encouraged him to learn it with many a sugarplum.

  • A sugarplum may help one to forget a bee-sting, but a death-thrust is another matter.

    Mary Ware in Texas

    Annie F. Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for sugarplum

sugarplum

/ˈʃʊɡəˌplʌm/
noun
1.
a crystallized plum
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