brown sugar

noun
1.
unrefined or partially refined sugar that retains some molasses.
2.
a commercial product consisting of white, refined sugar to which molasses has been added.
3.
Slang. brownish-colored heroin manufactured illicitly in Mexico.

Origin:
1695–1705

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brown sugar
 
n
sugar that is unrefined or only partially refined

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Example sentences
To make the brine, take about a gallon of water and add a cup of kosher salt
  and a cup of brown sugar.
Cover with half a pound of blackberries and sprinkle with brown sugar.
Why the fizzy brown sugar-water has had this success is a puzzle that has
  exercised many minds.
The flour dough is more typically filled with sweet ingredients such as brown
  sugar and honey.
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