from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A partially refined, light brown granulated sugar from which most of the molasses has been removed.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From Portuguese turbinado, shaped like an inverted cone (as a lump of raw sugar) (from the fact that raw sugar crystals were once separated from molasses by spinning in a centrifuge lined with conical molds), from turbina, centrifuge for separating sugar crystals from molasses, from French turbine, turbine; see turbine.]
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