• WordNet 3.6
    • n sugarplum any of various small sugary candies
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sugarplum A kind of candy or sweetneat made up in small balls or disks.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sugarplum 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.
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In literature:

Too many sugarplums are not good for him.
"Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott
Polly answered all these questions of Major Sugarplums to the very best of her power.
"Vanity Fair" by William Makepeace Thackeray
But run no risks; do not look for needless trouble, for your day for sucking sugarplums is past.
"Through Russia" by Maxim Gorky
But her lover consoled her and brought her a bright casket of gold in which lay some oval sugarplums which she partook.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
The old man took a kind of wonderful sugarplum out of the ivory horn, and gave it to Peter to eat.
"The Firelight Fairy Book" by Henry Beston
You should never eat sugarplums in company.
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli
Tell us where he is, and you shall have as many sugarplums as you can eat.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
Thy old godfather brings thee sugarplums, strokes thy pale cheeks, and tells thee thou must be a statesman in thy native land.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 4, October, 1864" by Various
But it was not for fairy tales and sugarplums nor yet for petting that I rejoiced to be at the Place at that time.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
As one looks down from the balcony through a storm of sugarplums the eye revels in a perfect feast of colour.
"Stray Studies from England and Italy" by John Richard Greene

In news:

Locals no longer have to rely on seeing dancing sugarplums in their heads near Christmastime - they can see them on stage.
I was more inclined to believe it would be all dancing reindeer and sugarplum fairies.
But do the sugarplums really have to be just visions.
The sweetest shade of sugarplum.
The talented staff of Sugarplum Cake Shoppe created the gingerbread house John Harding will present at the 2013 Gingerbread and Jazz event.
Lindsey Sara Barber, pro Sugarplum Fairy (Alabama Ballet).
At Sugarplum Vegan Cafe (2315 K St, Sacto).
Sugarplum Vegan Cafe (2315 K St, Sacto).
Saturn's Moons Are Cuter Than Sugarplum Fairies.
Sugarplum Festival of Trees turns 45.
Dreaming of a Yiddish Christmas, with Sugarplums and a Klezmer Soundtrack.
SugarPlum Lane, 4348 Highway 431, Columbia, has a variety of local crafts for sale that are all produced in Maury County.
Travolta and Newton-John's sugarplum-scary duet .
From 5-8 pm Dec 7, Sugarplum Dreams returns to Lowe's Greenhouse, 16540 Chillicothe Road, Bainbridge.
Though I've managed to skip all Sugarplum s, Scrooge s and Child's Christmas es this year, I couldn't avoid the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's A Christmas Carol.