panela

noun
pa·​ne·​la | \ pəˈnālə \
plural -s

Definition of panela

: low-grade brown sugar

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History and Etymology for panela

Mexican Spanish, diminutive of Spanish pan bread, from Latin panis; from the fact that it comes in round chunks that resemble rolls of bread

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“Panela.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/panela. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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