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powdered sugar

a sugar produced by pulverizing granulated sugar, especially a coarser variety used for fruits or cold beverages. Symbol: XX.
Origin of powdered sugar
1615-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for powdered sugar
  • Slowly add powdered sugar until all is blended in for a smooth frosting.
  • Also included: a sprinkling of powdered sugar, a hunk of butter, and real maple syrup.
  • The powdered sugar makes the mites lose their grip and fall off the bees.
  • Transfer ramekins to plates and rub powdered sugar through a fine sieve onto soufflés.
  • The powdered sugar method lets you both count the mites and control them.
  • But the genius touch comes on the side: a saucer of powdered sugar.
  • If you want to be fancy, get your hands on some sliced almonds and powdered sugar.
  • But there is an equalizing fairness in having your lips covered with powdered sugar.
  • Dust each with powdered sugar, if desired, and serve with warm maple syrup.
  • Spread the pancake with the mascarpone and sprinkle powdered sugar generously on top.
Contemporary definitions for powdered sugar

granulated sugar that has been crushed into a fine powder; also called confectioners' sugar

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