Muscovado
Muscovado Mus`co*va"do, a. [Corrupted fr. Sp. mascabado; cf. Pg. mascavado, F. moscouade, n., formerly also mascovade, It. mascavato.] 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. [1913 Webster]

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  • Muscovado — Mus co*va do, n. Unrefined or raw sugar. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • muscovado — ► NOUN ▪ unrefined sugar made from sugar cane. ORIGIN from Portuguese mascabado açúcar sugar of the lowest quality …   English terms dictionary

  • muscovado — [mus΄kə vā′dō, mus΄kəvä′dō] n. [Sp mascabado (or Port mascavado), unrefined, of inferior quality < Sp mascabar, to depreciate, contr. < menoscabar, to lessen, deteriorate < menos, less (< L minus: see MINUS) + acabar, to achieve <… …   English World dictionary

  • Muscovado — Measuring cups containing muscovado (left) and regular brown sugar (right). Muscovado is a type of unrefined brown sugar with a strong molasses flavor. Also known as Barbados sugar or moist sugar , muscovado is very dark brown and slightly… …   Wikipedia

  • muscovado — [ˌmʌskə vα:dəʊ] (also muscovado sugar) noun unrefined sugar made from evaporating the juice of sugar cane and draining off the molasses. Origin C17: from Port. mascabado (açúcar) (sugar) of the lowest quality …   English new terms dictionary

  • muscovado — /mus keuh vay doh, vah /, n. raw or unrefined sugar, obtained from the juice of the sugar cane by evaporating and draining off the molasses. Also, muscavado. [1635 45; ( < Sp (azúcar) mascabado) < Pg (açúcar) mascavado, ptp. of mascavar to… …   Universalium

  • muscovado — noun An unrefined brown sugar with a strong flavour of molasses …   Wiktionary

  • muscovado — n. Unrefined sugar …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • muscovado — mus·co·va·do …   English syllables

  • muscovado — /mʌskəˈvadoʊ/ (say muskuh vahdoh) noun raw or unrefined sugar, obtained from the juice of the sugar cane by evaporation and draining off the molasses. {Portuguese (açucar) mascavado (sugar) of inferior quality, past participle of mascavar… …   Australian English dictionary

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