verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of sugar
Related Words for sugarscarbohydrate, candy, levulose, lactose, saccharin, xylose, caramel, sucrose, maltose, fructose, dextrose, saccharose, sweetener, glucose
Examples from the Web for sugars
Contemporary Examples of sugars
“I had no sugars, no dairy, I had no carbs,” James announced with pride.2014 NBA Preview: Skinny LeBron and the Racist Ghost of Donald Sterling
October 27, 2014
Combine shredded carrots and sugars, let sit for 5-10 minutes (a juice will form).Carrot Cake Without Eggs Recipe
March 15, 2011
I said to myself, as I watched those women, this could have been me, Sugars, Asatu, Vaiba and Etty….Speak Out About Cote d'Ivoire!
March 11, 2011
Research to be published in March adds to growing evidence that the brain and body treat the two sugars differently.The Fight Over High-Fructose Corn Syrup
February 28, 2011
Historical Examples of sugars
The constituents present to the greatest extent are sugars and acids.Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value
The first two are good articles, though not equal to the sugars of Siam.Trade and Travel in the Far East
G. F. Davidson
There had been some sugars delivered, and the rats had got at it.Orley Farm
It should contain no sugars and leave no residue on burning.The Handbook of Soap Manufacture
W. H. Simmons
The Brazil sugars are esteemed, with us, more than any other.
Word Origin for sugar
late 13c., sugre, from Old French sucre "sugar" (12c.), from Medieval Latin succarum, from Arabic sukkar, from Persian shakar, from Sanskrit sharkara "ground or candied sugar," originally "grit, gravel" (cognate with Greek kroke "pebble"). The Arabic word also was borrowed in Italian (zucchero), Spanish (azucar), and German (Old High German zucura, German Zucker), and its forms are represented in most European languages (cf. Serb. cukar, Polish cukier, Russian sakhar).
Its Old World home was India (Alexander the Great's companions marveled at the "honey without bees") and it remained exotic in Europe until the Arabs began to cultivate it in Sicily and Spain; not until after the Crusades did it begin to rival honey as the West's sweetener. The Spaniards in the West Indies began raising sugar cane in 1506; first grown in Cuba 1523; first cultivated in Brazil 1532. The -g- in the English form cannot be accounted for. The pronunciation shift from s- to sh- is probably from the initial long vowel sound syu- (as in sure). Slang "euphemistic substitute for an imprecation" [OED] is attested from 1891. As a term of endearment, first recorded 1930. Sugar maple is from 1753. Sugar loaf was originally a moulded conical mass of refined sugar (early 15c.); they're now obsolete, but sense extended 17c. to hills, hats, etc. of that shape.
early 15c., "to sweeten with sugar," also figuratively, "to make more pleasing, mitigate the harshness of," from sugar (n.). Related: Sugared; sugaring.