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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
1695-1705
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Examples from the web for brown sugar
  • 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.
  • Mix and sift two cups flour and one-half cup brown sugar.
  • brown sugar may be used instead of white sugar, a little more being required.
  • Top with a brown sugar mixture to bake in sweetness.
  • The brown sugar and soy sauce marinade tenderizes the meat and cooks down into a sticky, deliciously savory sauce.
  • Consumers were incensed by the notion that they might be paying premium prices for brown sugar water.
  • Crumble brown sugar evenly over bottom of dish, pressing with a metal spatula to make an even layer.
British Dictionary definitions for brown sugar

brown sugar

noun
1.
sugar that is unrefined or only partially refined
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