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muscovado

[ muhs-kuh-vey-doh, -vah- ]
/ ˌmʌs kəˈveɪ doʊ, -ˈvɑ- /
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noun
raw or unrefined sugar, obtained from the juice of the sugarcane by evaporating and draining off the molasses.
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Also muscavado .

Origin of muscovado

First recorded in 1635–45; from Spanish (azúcar) mascabado or directly from Portuguese (açúcar) mascavado, past participle of mascavar “to separate raw sugar,” earlier meoscabar, reduced form of menoscabar “to belittle, detract from,” cognate with Spanish menoscabar “to diminish, reduce,” from unattested Vulgar Latin minuscapāre, equivalent to Latin minus “smaller, less” (see minus) + unattested Vulgar Latin -capāre, derivative of unattested capum, for Latin caput “head”; cf. achieve, mischief
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British Dictionary definitions for muscovado

muscovado

muscavado

/ (ˌmʌskəˈvɑːdəʊ) /

noun
raw sugar obtained from the juice of sugar cane by evaporating the molasses

Word Origin for muscovado

C17: from Portuguese açúcar mascavado separated sugar; mascavado from mascavar to separate, probably from Latin
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