Definition of piloncillo in English:

piloncillo

(also peloncillo, pilonsillo)

noun

South-Western, United States Regional
  • A type of coarse brown sugar, often moulded into a hard cone or block, produced especially in Mexico.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Josiah Gregg (1806–1850). FromMexican Spanish piloncillo from Spanish pilón + -cillo, diminutive suffix.

Pronunciation

piloncillo

/ˌpiːlɒnˈsiːjəʊ/