- unrefined or partially refined sugar that retains some molasses.
- a commercial product consisting of white, refined sugar to which molasses has been added.
- Slang. brownish-colored heroin manufactured illicitly in Mexico.
Origin of brown sugar
First recorded in 1695–1705
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Historical Examples of brown sugar
- sugar that is unrefined or only partially refined
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