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  • n. raw unrefined sugar

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Raw sugar; sugar not refined.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Raw sugar; sugar not refined.


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French, from casson, for caisson ("a large chest"). The sugar comes from Brazil in large chests.


  • But there was always a difficulty, a dilemma -- whether to eat it with butter alone, or with "cassonade" (French brown sugar) added.

    Peter Ibbetson

  • Brown sugar is cassonade (a dry brown sugar, so adjust for moisture in your recipe) or Vergoise, blonde or brune (this is the brown sugar you're familiar with - the soft, slightly sticky, molasses-flavored stuff, in light or dark.)

    potiron - French Word-A-Day

  • Mimsey knew her own mind, and loved it with French brown sugar, and if she were not there I would save for her half of my slices, and carefully cassonade them for her myself.

    Peter Ibbetson

  • From below it resembles nothing so much as a cone of dirty brown _cassonade_, and travellers are justified in calling it a sugarloaf.

    To the Gold Coast for Gold A Personal Narrative in Two Volumes.—Volume I

  • M.nage, instead of _lentilles_ and _cassonade_, approves of _nentilles_ and _castonade_; Bonhours, _jérarchie_ and not _hiérarchie_ and M. Chapsal speaks of _les oeils de la soupe_.

    Bouvard and Pécuchet A Tragi-comic Novel of Bourgeois Life

  • Dans la cocotte, ajoutez la cassonade, et faites réduire le jus jusqu'à consistance sirupeuse, presque caramélisée.

    A Foodie Froggy in Paris

  • Fill the muffin cups ¾ full and sprinkle the tops with more nuts and / or cassonade. News

  • Incorporer les jaunes d'oeufs, la cassonade et le sucre.

    A Foodie Froggy in Paris

  • The bottom left is Mojito -- A bon-bon modelled after the cocktail, it combined white rum, lime, mint and cassonade (brown sugar).

    Our Adventures in Japan


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