from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small round piece of sugary candy.
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- n. Alternative spelling of sugar-plum.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of candy or sweetneat made up in small balls or disks.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sweetmeat made of boiled sugar and various flavoring and coloring ingredients into a round shape, or into the shape of flattened balls or disks; a bon-bon; hence, something particularly pleasing, as a bit of flattery.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various small sugary candies
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President Obama has reserved his $4 billion Race to the Top sugarplum for states with pro-charter policies.
Am I worried that my daughter, having danced the dance of the sugarplum fairies will abandon her Jewish identity?
I always thought it was the opposite—chopping down a tree deprived one sugarplum fairy of her wings, or whatever.
The one thing that still stays in my mind from Christmas 2010 is the media coverage of the "fat sugarplum fairy."
Many of us grew up with images of soda-guzzling polar bears instead of dancing sugarplum fairies each Christmastime.
JeffyB honey, why you trying to hide from me sugarplum?
Each winter, the New York City Ballet inspires prima ballerinas of all ages with its staging of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker ™, the story of a little girl's flight through toy soldiers, cunning mice, a gifted Nutcracker, and sugarplum fairies. www. nycballet.com/nutcracker/nutcracker. html
Would I have to share a room with the little sugarplum fairy?
Each winter, the New York City Ballet inspires prima ballerinas of all ages with its staging of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™, the story of a little girl's flight through toy soldiers, cunning mice, a gifted Nutcracker, and sugarplum fairies. www.nycballet.com/nutcracker/nutcracker.html
It's the time of year when we all begin to lose our minds with thoughts of stuffing our faces, buying presents and having visions of sugarplum fairies.