brown sugar

noun
Updated on: 12 Apr 2018

Definition of brown sugar

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

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BROWN SUGAR Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of brown sugar for English Language Learners

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


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brown sugar

noun

Definition of brown sugar for Students

: sugar that contains molasses

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