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sugarplum

[ shoog-er-pluhm ]
/ ˈʃʊg ərˌplʌm /
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noun

a small round candy made of sugar with various flavoring and coloring ingredients; a bonbon.

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Origin of sugarplum

First recorded in 1600–10; sugar + plum (in the sense “small, rounded mass (of hardened sugar approximately the size of a plum)”
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  • A sugarplum may help one to forget a bee-sting, but a death-thrust is another matter.

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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.

British Dictionary definitions for sugarplum

sugarplum
/ (ˈʃʊɡəˌplʌm) /

noun

a crystallized plum
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