from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In petrography, a name given by Minnesota geologists to any rusty-brown weathered rock that resembles brown sugar. It has been applied to gabbros and to quartzite.
  • noun Unrefined sugar; the raw material from which loaf-sugar and lump-sugar are procured by refining.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining to, or of the nature of, unrefined or raw sugar, obtained from the juice of the sugar cane by evaporating and draining off the molasses. Muscovado sugar contains impurities which render it dark colored and moist.
  • noun Unrefined or raw sugar.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An unrefined brown sugar with a strong flavour of molasses.


Sorry, no etymologies found.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • ~ unrefined sugar; turbinado sugar

    January 18, 2009