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sugarloaf

[shoo g-er-lohf]
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noun, plural sug·ar·loaves [shoo g-er-lohvz] /ˈʃʊg ərˌloʊvz/.
  1. a large, usually conical loaf or mass of hard refined sugar: the common form of household sugar until the mid-19th century.
  2. anything resembling this in shape.
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Origin of sugarloaf

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425

sugar-loaf

or sug·ar-loafed

[shoo g-er-lohf]
adjective
  1. resembling a sugar-loaf.
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Origin of sugar-loaf

First recorded in 1600–10
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Historical Examples

  • Look, that is Sugarloaf, piercing the white cloud; and yonder is Castletown.

    The O'Donoghue

    Charles James Lever

  • You saw Lopez pretty soon after you gave us the slip at Sugarloaf Rock?

  • Do you know that bit of flat on the other side of Sugarloaf Hill?'

    Sheilah McLeod

    Guy Boothby

  • Except for the lumbermen it would be worse in the Sugarloaf cutting.

    The Happy End

    Joseph Hergesheimer

  • Sugarloaf showed now true to its name, an elegant little cone.

    Pine Needles

    Susan Bogert Warner