- 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
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