|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.|
|1.||sucrose, Also called: saccharose a white crystalline sweet carbohydrate, a disaccharide, found in many plants and extracted from sugar cane and sugar beet: it is used esp as a sweetening agent in food and drinks. Formula: C12H22O11Related: saccharine|
|2.||any of a class of simple water-soluble carbohydrates, such as sucrose, lactose, and fructose|
|3.||informal chiefly (US), (Canadian) a term of affection, esp for one's sweetheart|
|4.||rare a slang word for money|
|5.||a slang name for LSD|
|6.||(tr) to add sugar to; make sweet|
|7.||(tr) to cover or sprinkle with sugar|
|8.||(intr) to produce sugar|
|9.||sugar the pill, sugar the medicine to make something unpleasant more agreeable by adding something pleasant: the government stopped wage increases but sugared the pill by reducing taxes|
|[C13 suker, from Old French çucre, from Medieval Latin zuccārum, from Italian zucchero, from Arabic sukkar, from Persian shakar, from Sanskrit śarkarā]|
sugar sug·ar (sh&oobreve;g'ər)
A crystalline or powdered substance consisting of sucrose obtained mainly from sugar cane and sugar beets and used in many medicines to improve their taste.
Any of a class of water-soluble crystalline carbohydrates, including sucrose and lactose, having a characteristically sweet taste and classified as monosaccharides, disaccharides, and trisaccharides.
|sugar (shg'ər) Pronunciation Key
Any of a class of crystalline carbohydrates that are water-soluble, have a characteristic sweet taste, and are universally present in animals and plants. They are characterized by the many OH groups they contain. Sugars are monosaccharides or small oligosaccharides, and include sucrose, glucose, and lactose.