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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
First recorded in 1615-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Often a little cornstarch is mixed with powdered sugar to keep it from lumping.

    Common Science Carleton W. Washburne
  • Test the powdered sugar in the laboratory to see if it contains starch.

    Common Science Carleton W. Washburne
  • Remove from the mold when cold and dust with powdered sugar and vanilla.

    The Italian Cook Book Maria Gentile
  • Drain on absorbent paper and dust with powdered sugar, if you wish.

  • If one likes, these may be rolled in powdered sugar afterward.

    The Khaki Kook Book Mary Kennedy Core
Contemporary definitions for powdered sugar

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

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