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

1600–10; sugar + plum1 Unabridged
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sugarplum (ˈʃʊɡəˌplʌm)
a crystallized plum

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On the domestic side, there is the sugarplum delusion of endless tax cuts and untrammeled government spending.
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