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muscovado

[muhs-kuh-vey-doh, -vah-] /ˌmʌs kəˈveɪ doʊ, -ˈvɑ-/
noun
1.
raw or unrefined sugar, obtained from the juice of the sugar cane by evaporating and draining off the molasses.
Also, muscavado.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; (< Spanish (azúcar) mascabado) < Portuguese (açúcar) mascavado, past participle of mascavar to separate raw sugar, earlier meoscabar, reduced form of menoscabar to belittle, detract from, cognate with Spanish menoscabar to diminish, reduce < Vulgar Latin *minuscapāre, equivalent to Latin minus smaller, less (see minus) + Vulgar Latin *-capāre, derivative of *capum, for Latin caput head; cf. achieve, mischief
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muscovado

/ˌmʌskəˈvɑːdəʊ/
noun
1.
raw sugar obtained from the juice of sugar cane by evaporating the molasses
Word Origin
C17: from Portuguese açúcar mascavado separated sugar; mascavado from mascavar to separate, probably from Latin
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