Definition of muscovado
: unrefined or raw sugar obtained from the juice of the sugarcane by evaporation and draining off the molasses
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Origin and Etymology of muscovado
Spanish or Portuguese; Spanish (azúcar) mascabado, from Portuguese (açúcar) mascavado, from açúcar sugar + mascavado, past participle of mascavar to adulterate, separate raw sugar (from molasses), from (assumed) Vulgar Latin minuscapare, from Latin minus less + caput head
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