Sugar vs Shortbread - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between sugar and shortbread

is that sugar is (uncountable) sucrose in the form of small crystals, obtained from sugar cane or sugar beet and used to sweeten food and drink while shortbread is a type of biscuit (cookie), popular in britain, traditionally made from one part sugar, two parts butter and three parts flour.

As a verb sugar

is to add sugar to; to sweeten with sugar.

As an interjection sugar

is (informal|euphemistic) used in place of shit !.

sugar

English

Alternative forms

* (obsolete)

Noun

  • (uncountable) Sucrose in the form of small crystals, obtained from sugar cane or sugar beet and used to sweeten food and drink.
  • (countable) When used to sweeten a drink, an amount of this substance approximately equal to five grams or one teaspoon.
  • He usually has his coffee white with one sugar .
  • (countable, chemistry) Any of various small carbohydrates that are used by organisms to store energy.
  • (countable) A generic term for sucrose, glucose, fructose, etc.
  • (countable)
  • I'll be with you in a moment, sugar .
  • (countable, slang) A kiss.
  • Effeminacy in a male, often implying homosexuality.
  • I think John has a little bit of sugar in him.
  • (uncountable, informal) Diabetes.
  • (by extension) Anything resembling sugar in taste or appearance.
  • Sugar of lead (lead acetate) is a poisonous white crystalline substance with a sweet taste.
  • Compliment or flattery used to disguise or render acceptable something obnoxious; honeyed or soothing words.
  • Derived terms

    * * acid of sugar * acorn sugar * ambered sugar * amino sugar, aminosugar * anhydrosugar * anhydrous sugar * animal sugar * aphis-sugar * as sweet as sugar, sweet as sugar * baker's sugar * Barbados sugar * barley sugar, barley-sugar * bar sugar * bastard sugar * beechwood sugar * beetroot sugar * beet sugar, beet-sugar * berry sugar * besugar * birch sugar * black sugar * blanch sugar * blood sugar * brain sugar * blown sugar * boiled sugar * brown sugar * burnt sugar * candied sugar * candy sugar * cane sugar, cane-sugar * caramelised sugar, caramelized sugar * caramel sugar * caster sugar, castor sugar * CDP-sugar * centrifugal sugar * cinnamon sugar * clarified sugar * clayed sugar * coarse sugar * coffee sugar * colored sugar crystals * compound sugar * compressible sugar * confectioner's sugar, confectioners' sugar * corn sugar * corn sugar syrup * cracked sugar * crashed sugar * crude sugar * crushed sugar * crystalline sugar * crystallisable sugar, crystallizable sugar * crystallised sugar, crystallized sugar * crystal sugar * culinary sugar * cytidine diphosphosugar * date sugar, date-sugar * dehydrosugar * demerara sugar * deoxy sugar, desoxy sugar * desugar * diabetes sugar, diabetic sugar * double-refined sugar * double sugar * dTDP-sugar * English sugar * essence of sugar * feathered sugar * female sugar * fluid sugar * flying sugar * free sugar * form sugar * fruit sugar, fruit-sugar * gelatin sugar * granular sugar * granulated sugar * grape sugar, grape-sugar * green sugar * hard sugar * heart sugar * heavy sugar * hepatic sugar * high sugar * horse sugar * icing sugar * invert sugar * inverted sugar * kitchen sugar * lead-sugar * licorice sugar * liquid sugar * liver-sugar * loaf sugar, loaf-sugar * low sugar * lump of sugar * lump sugar * male sugar * malt sugar, malt-sugar * manna sugar * maple sugar, maple-sugar * milk sugar, milk-sugar * mill white sugar * modified Sheather's sugar flotation method * moist sugar * * mountain-ash sugar * muscovado sugar * muscle sugar * mushroom sugar * natural sugar * neither sugar nor salt * nest sugar, nest-sugar * nib sugar * nibbed sugar * nitrosugar * non-sugar, nonsugar * not made of sugar or salt * nucleoside-diphosphate sugar * oil sugar * palm sugar, palm-sugar * pearl sugar * pearled sugar * pectin sugar * perilla sugar * phosphosugar * pine sugar * polyisoprenyl phosphate sugar * potato sugar, potato-sugar * pounded sugar * powder sugar * powdered sugar * preserving sugar * pulled sugar * raw sugar * reducing sugar * refined sugar * refining sugar * refuse sugar * residual sugar * rimming sugar * RNA sugar * rock sugar * sanding sugar * sifted sugar * simple sugar * soft sugar * sorghum sugar * specific soluble sugar * spun sugar * stamped sugar * store sugar * strained sugar * starch sugar * strike of sugar * sugar-acarus * sugar acid * * sugar alcohol * sugar aldehyde * sugarallie, sugarally, sugarellie, sugarolly * sugar almond, sugar-almond * sugar and honey * * sugar-ant * sugar apple, sugar-apple * sugar aquatint * sugar-babe, sugar baby, sugar-baby * sugar-bag * sugar-bakehouse * sugar-baker * sugar-bakery * sugar band * sugar basin * sugar bean, sugar-bean * sugar beet * sugar berg * sugar berry, sugar-berry, sugarberry * sugar-birch * sugar bird, sugar-bird, sugarbird * sugar block * sugar boogers * sugar bowl * sugar-box * sugar-bread * sugar brother * sugar bush, sugar-bush, sugarbush * sugar-butter sauce * sugar buzz * sugar-cake * sugar camp, sugar-camp * sugar candian, sugar-candian * sugar-candied * sugar candy, sugar-candy * sugar cane, sugar-cane, sugarcane * sugar card * sugar-caster * sugar cataract * sugar chain * sugar charcoal * sugar-chest * * sugar-coat, sugarcoat * sugar-cone * sugar cookie * sugar core * sugar corn * * * sugar-creeper * * sugar-crusher * sugar crust * sugar cube, sugar-cube * sugar-cured * sugar daddy * sugar diabetes * sugar-disease * sugar-eater * sugar ester * sugar-free * sugar fungus * sugar-garden * sugargerry * sugar glass * sugar glider * sugar grass, sugar-grass * * sugar grove * sugar gum, sugar-gum * sugar hackberry * sugar high * * sugar honey ice tea * sugar-house, sugarhouse * sugar-icing liver * sugar indigestion * sugarish * sugar kelp * * * sugarleaf * sugarless * sugar-like * sugar-lime * sugar loaf, sugar-loaf, sugarloaf * sugar-louse * sugar lump, sugar-lump * sugarly * sugar mama, sugar mamma, sugar momma, sugar mummy * sugar-man * sugar maple, sugar-maple * sugar-meat * sugar melon, sugar-melon * sugar mill * sugar-millet * sugar mimic * sugar mite, sugar-mite * * sugar mouse * sugar nib * sugar nip * sugar nippers * sugar-non-specific nuclease * * sugar of acorns * sugar of Alisaunder * sugar of Babylon * sugar of Barbary * sugar of Candy * sugar of Cipre * sugar of flesh * sugar of iron * sugar of lead * sugar of Marrokes * sugar of milk * sugar of muscle * sugar of Saturn * sugar of steel * sugar on snow, sugar-on-snow * sugar orchard, sugar-orchard * sugar palm * sugar paper, sugar-paper * sugar pea * sugar-pear * sugar pease * sugar-pellet * sugar-penide * sugar-phosphatase * sugar-pie * sugar pill * sugar pine, sugar-pine * sugar plantation * sugar-plate * sugar plum, sugar-plum, sugarplum * sugar pucker * sugar puff * Sugar Puffs * sugar-pumpkin * sugar push * sugar quartz * sugar rag * sugar-reed * sugar-refiner * sugar refinery, sugar-refinery * sugar-refining * sugar residue * * sugar-roll * sugar royal * sugar-roset * sugar rush * sugar sack * sugar sand * sugar-sensitivity * sugar shack, sugar shanty * sugar shell * sugar sifter * * sugar snap, sugar snap pea * sugar snow * sugar-snuff * sugar soap * sugar-sop * sugar sorghum * sugar-spar * sugar-spirit * sugar spoon * sugar squirrel * sugar stick * sugar substitute * sugar sumac * sugar-sweet * sugar syrup * sugar-teat * sugar test * sugar thermometer * sugartime * sugar tit, sugar-tit * sugar tongs * sugar tree, sugar-tree * sugar trough * sugar tumor, sugar tumour * * sugar vase * sugar-vinegar * sugar-wash * sugar water, sugar-water * sugar-weather * sugar weed * sugar-wood * sugar-work * sugar-worm * sugar-wrack * sugary * superfine sugar * superior sugar * * syntactic sugar * table sugar * threshold sugar * triple sugar iron agar * true sugar * turbinado sugar * uncrystallisable sugar, uncrystallizable sugar * unrefined sugar * urine sugar * vanilla sugar * white sugar * wood sugar, wood-sugar * yellow sugar

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To add sugar to; to sweeten with sugar.
  • John heavily sugars his coffee.
  • To make (something unpleasant) seem less so.
  • She has a gift for sugaring what would otherwise be harsh words.
  • (US, regional) In making maple sugar, to complete the process of boiling down the syrup till it is thick enough to crystallize; to approach or reach the state of granulation; with the preposition off .
  • Synonyms

    * (add sugar to) sweeten * (make less unpleasant) sweeten, sugar-coat

    Derived terms

    * sugared * sugarer * sugaring * sugar off * sugar the pill

    Interjection

    (en interjection)
  • (informal, euphemistic) Used in place of shit !
  • Oh, sugar!

    See also

    * * agave syrup * aldose * alitame * allose * altrose * amylose * arabinose * aspartame * barley malt syrup * birch syrup * blanco directo * Brazzein * brown rice syrup * caramel * carbohydrate * cellulose * corn syrup * cyclamate * decose * dulcin * demerara * dextrose * erythritol * erythrose * erythrulose * Florida crystals * fructose * fruit syrup * fucose * furanose * galactose * glucose * glyco- * glycyrrhizin * golden syrup * goor, gur * gulose * heptose * hexose * high fructose corn syrup * holing cane * honey * idose * inulin * isomalt * jaggery * karupatti * ketose * lactilol * lactose * lugduname * lyxose * maltitol * maltose * mannitol * mannose * maple syrup * mizuame * molasses * monellin * muscovado * neohesperidin dihydrochalcone * neotame * nonose * octose * -ose * panela * panocha, panoche * pentose * polyol * psicose * pyranose * rhamnose * ribose * ribulose * rum * saccharide * saccharin * sedoheptulose * sorbitol * sorbose * stachyose * sucralose * sucrose * Steen's cane syrup * stevia * steviol glycoside * sweetener * sweet sorghum * syrup * tagatose * talose * tetrose * thaumatin * threose * treacle * trehalose * triose * turbinado * volemitol * xylitol * xylose * xylulose

    shortbread

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia shortbread)
  • A type of biscuit (cookie), popular in Britain, traditionally made from one part sugar, two parts butter and three parts flour
  • Anagrams

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