brown sugar


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 Bordeaux, a round treat filled with brown sugar buttercream and coated in chocolate sprinkles. Arlene Martinez, USA TODAY, "A family counts on a miracle to bring their daughter back," 19 Dec. 2019 The honey-brown sugar glaze gives the porky meat a sweet fruity edge. Kate Krader,, "The holiday foods you love to hate can actually be delicious," 9 Dec. 2019 They are known for a wide selection of Asian snacks (like brown sugar boba) and instant noodles (more than 50 kinds)., "Never heard of it? Think Asian Wegmans.," 21 Nov. 2019 All her pies are scrumptious, and the sugar cream pie always gets raves, but the buttery, brown sugar flavor of old-fashioned butterscotch cream pie is something different. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "A dozen of the best Thanksgiving pies you can buy around Indianapolis," 18 Nov. 2019 An intriguing list of appetizers -- from brown sugar sticky rice to a deep fried pumpkin pancake with red bean paste and everything in between -- and a variety of milk and jelly teas round out the menu., "Dagu Rice Noodle in Cleveland’s AsiaTown plans Aug. 31 grand opening," 15 Aug. 2019 Once brown sugar is bubbling, add apple cider vinegar and mustard., "This grilled bacon marmalade pizza is all you need for National Bacon Day," 30 Dec. 2019 In second bowl, break up brown sugar, making sure there are no lumps. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies," 26 Dec. 2019 Combine the butter, brown sugar and white sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Jessica Battilana,, "Repertoire: 3 irresistible recipes for your holiday cookie plate," 6 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of brown sugar

1670, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of brown sugar was in 1670

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Last Updated

17 Jan 2020

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“Brown sugar.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of brown sugar

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

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Kids Definition of brown sugar

: sugar that contains molasses

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