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brown sugar

  1. unrefined or partially refined sugar that retains some molasses.
  2. a commercial product consisting of white, refined sugar to which molasses has been added.
  3. Slang. brownish-colored heroin manufactured illicitly in Mexico.
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Origin of brown sugar

First recorded in 1695–1705
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Historical Examples of brown sugar

  • Lay it in their trough, with some Brown-Sugar mingled with it.

    The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened

    Kenelm Digby

  • He was disappointed, on sucking in through the pipe-stem, to find that there was no brown-sugar taste at all.

British Dictionary definitions for brown sugar

brown sugar

  1. sugar that is unrefined or only partially refined
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