A conical block of refined sugar, the form in which it was traditionally exported from the Caribbean and Brazil from the 17th century to the 19th century.

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  • Sugar loaf — Sugar Sug ar, n. [OE. sugre, F. sucre (cf. It. zucchero, Sp. az[ u]car), fr. Ar. sukkar, assukkar, fr. Skr. [,c]arkar[=a] sugar, gravel; cf. Per. shakar. Cf. {Saccharine}, {Sucrose}.] 1. A sweet white (or brownish yellow) crystalline substance,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sugar loaf — n. 1. a conical mass of crystallized sugar 2. a similarly shaped hill, mountain, etc. * * * ▪ mountain, Brazil Portuguese  Pão De Açúcar,         landmark peak overlooking Rio de Janeiro and the entrance of Guanabara Bay, in southeastern Brazil.… …   Universalium

  • sugar loaf — n. 1. a conical mass of crystallized sugar 2. a similarly shaped hill, mountain, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Sugar-Loaf — (spr. Schugg r Lohf), so v.w. Zuckerhut, Name mehrer Berge u. Vorgebirge, welche solche Gestalt haben …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • sugar loaf — noun a large conical loaf of concentrated refined sugar • Syn: ↑sugarloaf, ↑loaf sugar • Hypernyms: ↑sugar, ↑refined sugar, ↑loaf * * * sugar loaf, 1. a solid, cone shaped mass of hard, refined sugar …   Useful english dictionary

  • sugar loaf — /ˈʃʊgə loʊf/ (say shooguh lohf) noun 1. a large approximately conical loaf or mass of hard refined sugar. 2. anything resembling this in shape, as a small conical hill. –sugar loaf, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • sugar-loaf — /shoog euhr lohf /, adj. resembling a sugar loaf. Also, sugar loafed. [1600 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • sugar-loaf — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective also sugar loafed “t : shaped like a sugarloaf : conoidal a sugar loaf mountain …   Useful english dictionary

  • sugar-loaf — adjective see sugarloaf …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Sugar Loaf, New York — Sugar Loaf is a hamlet in Orange County, New York, United States. It is located in the Town of Chester.HistorySugar Loaf, New York was founded in the 1730s as a waypoint along King s Highway, providing supplies and horses to travellers.It draws… …   Wikipedia