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.

Origin of brown sugar

First recorded in 1695–1705 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for brown sugar

brown sugar

  1. sugar that is unrefined or only partially refined
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