sugar loaf


sugar loaf
n.
1. a conical mass of crystallized sugar
2. a similarly shaped hill, mountain, etc.

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Portuguese  Pão De Açúcar,  

      landmark peak overlooking Rio de Janeiro and the entrance of Guanabara Bay, in southeastern Brazil. Named for its shape, the conical, granitic peak (1,296 feet [395 m]) lies at the end of a short range between Rio de Janeiro and the Atlantic Ocean. At its base is the fortress of São João. A cable car runs from its summit to the adjacent Urca Hill, near the foot of which is the site of the Praia Vermelha Campus of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

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