English version

sugar in Plants topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsugarsug‧ar1 /ˈʃʊɡə $ -ər/ ●●● S2 W3 noun  1 [uncountable]DF a sweet white or brown substance that is obtained from plants and used to make food and drinks sweet Do you take sugar in your coffee?2 [countable] British EnglishDF the amount of sugar that a small spoon can hold How many sugars do you want in your tea?3 [countable] technicalHBP one of several sweet substances formed in plants4 spokenLIKE somebody OR something used to address someone you like very muchCOLLOCATIONSphrasesa teaspoon/spoonful of sugarThe drink contains seven teaspoons of sugar per can.a lump of sugar (also a sugar lump) (=a small block of sugar)He put three lumps of sugar in his coffee.verbstake sugar (=have sugar in your tea or coffee)‘Do you take sugar?’ ‘No, thank you.’sprinkle something with sugarSprinkle the cake with sugar.sugar dissolves (=becomes part of a liquid)Stir until the sugar has dissolved.
Examples from the Corpus
sugarTea and sugar give clues about the ability of the working class to afford a reasonable diet.People with Type 1 diabetes must closely monitor their blood sugar and take daily insulin injections.Halcyon and Regina are the winter barleys with Optic put in after late-lifted sugar beet.The powdered sugar fell like fine snow on to the green bedspread.Textiles were excluded and there was no significant increases in the sugar quota to make up for cuts in recent years.Where there was sugar, humans learned ways to encourage its conversion into alcohol by fermentation.No wonder Third World sugar producers feel discriminated against.