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castor sugar

noun, Chiefly British.
finely ground or powdered sugar.
Origin of castor sugar
First recorded in 1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • For serving, cut into squares, and dust them over with castor sugar.

    The Skilful Cook Mary Harrison
  • Mix in gradually the castor sugar and rice, and add the lemon rind.

    The Skilful Cook Mary Harrison
  • Dish on a folded napkin, with castor sugar dusted over them.

    The Skilful Cook Mary Harrison
  • To glaze, brush them with a little white of egg, and dust with castor sugar.

    The Skilful Cook Mary Harrison
  • Beat the white of egg, mix it with the castor sugar, and spread it over the cakes.

    The Skilful Cook Mary Harrison
  • Continue stirring for five minutes, and sweeten with two ounces of castor sugar.

  • Grate the rind of two fresh lemons, mix with ten ounces of castor sugar.

    Paper-bag Cookery Vera Serkoff
  • Put the tomato slices over them, sprinkle with salt and just a dust of castor sugar.

  • Break five eggs in a basin, sweeten them with castor sugar, pour in a sherry glassful of rum.

  • Then turn on to a piece of kitchen paper dredged with castor sugar.

Contemporary definitions for castor sugar

finely granulated sugar; also called superfine sugar , caster sugar

Word Origin

from the small vessel with a perforated top from which to sprinkle sugar

Usage Note

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