brown sugar

noun

Definition of brown sugar

: soft sugar whose crystals are covered by a film of refined dark syrup

Examples of brown sugar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The flavors of garlic, paprika and brown sugar intermingled in a rich brown gravy turn chicken into a glowing work of art ($10 for a large plate with two sides). Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "3 great Jamaican restaurants in San Antonio for Black Restaurant Week: The Jerk Shack, Little Jamaica and Real Real Jamaica," 25 Feb. 2021 This recipe from sommelier Alpana Singh suggests a finish with brandy, while this one adds a bit of brown sugar sweetness. chicagotribune.com, "What to make, buy, eat and drink for Christmas," 22 Dec. 2020 Sprinkle each side of pineapple spears with brown sugar mixture, pressing to help adhere to pineapple. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, "Caramelized Pineapple Skewers," 17 Dec. 2020 Add-ons: Pan of apple crisp ($20), spiced pecans ($8), bottle of wine ($20), brown sugar brownies ($2 each). Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, "Thanksgiving 2020: Where to get takeout for Turkey Day in Alabama," 16 Nov. 2020 Rub the remaining brown sugar mixture all over the legs. Washington Post, "Harissa-glazed turkey legs with sweet potatoes deliver big flavor on a budget," 10 Nov. 2020 Salty, smoky bacon and a sticky, sweet mustard-brown sugar glaze play together beautifully on this moist, flavorful, old-fashioned meatloaf. Meredith Deeds Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "Bacon-wrapped meatloaf brings sweet comfort," 4 Nov. 2020 The cinnamon roll, made from a brioche-like dough with a brown sugar cinnamon paste, is soft and fluffy, like a small poofy pillow. Omar Mamoon, SFChronicle.com, "Fluffy new S.F. cinnamon roll gets its flair from a lava flow of coffee-laced frosting," 21 Oct. 2020 Sprinkle with brown sugar mixture, pressing gently to help adhere. Marian Cooper Cairns, Country Living, "Pumpkin-Spiced Buns with Spiderweb Glaze," 7 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of brown sugar

1670, in the meaning defined above

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2 Mar 2021

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“Brown sugar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brown%20sugar. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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brown sugar

noun

English Language Learners Definition of brown sugar

: a type of sugar that is brown because it contains a dark syrup (called molasses)

brown sugar

noun

Kids Definition of brown sugar

: sugar that contains molasses

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