Meaning of piloncillo in English:

piloncillo

(also peloncillo, pilonsillo)

Pronunciation /ˌpiːlɒnˈsiːjəʊ/

noun

dialect US
  • 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). From Mexican Spanish piloncillo from Spanish pilón + -cillo, diminutive suffix.