castor sugar

castor sugar

noun Chiefly British.
finely ground or powdered sugar.

Origin:
1850–55

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Main Entry:  castor sugar
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  finely granulated sugar; also called superfine sugar, caster sugar
Etymology:  from the small vessel with a perforated top from which to sprinkle sugar
Usage:  British cooking
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