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sugar British & World English

A sweet crystalline substance obtained from various plants, especially sugar cane and sugar beet, consisting essentially of sucrose, and used as a sweetener in food and drink

sugar English Thesaurus

saccharine

raw sugar British & World English

The residue left after sugarcane has been processed to remove the molasses and refine the sugar crystals. The flavor is similar to that of brown sugar

sugar bag British & World English

A honeycomb or hive of the wild Australian stingless bee

sugar gum British & World English

An Australian eucalyptus with sweet foliage which is attractive to cattle and sheep

beet sugar British & World English

Sugar obtained from sugar beet

blood sugar British & World English

The concentration of glucose in the blood

brown sugar British & World English

Unrefined or partially refined sugar

cane sugar British & World English

Sugar obtained from sugar cane

corn sugar British & World English

Dextrose, especially when made from cornstarch

fruit sugar British & World English

another term for fructose.

grape sugar British & World English

Dextrose present in or derived from grapes

icing sugar British & World English

Finely powdered sugar used to make icing

loaf sugar British & World English

Sugar from or comprising a sugarloaf

lump sugar British & World English

Sugar in the form of small cubes

maple sugar British & World English

Sugar produced by evaporating the sap of certain maples, especially the sugar maple

milk sugar British & World English

Another term for lactose.

soft sugar British & World English

Granulated or powdered sugar

spun sugar British & World English

Hardened sugar syrup drawn out into long filaments and used to make candyfloss or as a decoration for sweet dishes

sugar apple British & World English

Another term for sweetsop.

sugar bean British & World English

A French bean of a reddish mottled variety widely eaten in South Africa

sugar beet British & World English

Beet of a variety from which sugar is extracted. It provides an important alternative sugar source to cane, and the pulp which remains after processing is used as stockfeed

sugar bush British & World English

A plantation of sugar maples

sugar cane British & World English

A perennial tropical grass with tall stout jointed stems from which sugar is extracted. The fibrous residue can be used as fuel, in fibreboard, and for a number of other purposes

sugar-coat British & World English

Coat (an item of food) with sugar

sugar daddy British & World English

A rich older man who lavishes gifts on a young woman in return for her company or sexual favours

sugar kelp British & World English

A large brown seaweed with a long crinkly blade-like frond that grows up to 3 m in length and young stems that are edible

sugar lump British & World English

A small cube of compacted sugar used for sweetening hot drinks

sugar maple British & World English

A North American maple, from the sap of which maple sugar and maple syrup are made

sugar pine British & World English

A tall pine tree, the heartwood of which exudes a sweet substance, hence its name. Found primarily in California and Oregon, sugar pines have very long cones, some reaching 26 inches in length

sugar snap British & World English

Mangetout, especially of a variety with thicker and more rounded pods

sugar soap British & World English

An alkaline preparation containing washing soda and soap, used for cleaning surfaces or removing paint

barley sugar British & World English

An amber-coloured sweet made of boiled sugar, traditionally shaped as a twisted stick

caster sugar British & World English

Finely granulated white or pale golden sugar

invert sugar British & World English

A mixture of glucose and fructose obtained by the hydrolysis of sucrose

sugar glider British & World English

A flying phalanger that feeds on wattle gum and eucalyptus sap, native to Australia, New Guinea, and Tasmania

caster sugar New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

finely granulated white sugar

powdered sugar British & World English

North American term for icing sugar.

superfine sugar British & World English

Finely granulated white sugar that dissolves quickly and is used in cold drinks and baking

turbinado sugar British & World English

Partially refined light brown cane sugar similar to demerara but with larger crystals

sugar the pill British & World English

Make an unpleasant or painful necessity more palatable

sugar of lead British & World English

Lead acetate, a soluble white crystalline salt

confectioner's sugar British & World English

US term for icing sugar.

Leonard, Sugar Ray British & World English

(1956-), US boxer; full name Ray Charles Leonard. Named "Fighter of the Decade" for the 1980s, he won five world titles in five different weight divisions


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