table sugar


: sugar sense 1a
especially : granulated white sugar

Examples of table sugar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet another wrinkle is that the chemical signatures of some materials—table sugar and some plastic explosives, for instance—are so remarkably nondescript as to make distinguishing one from another impossible. IEEE Spectrum, 7 Mar. 2024 The couple leans on ingredients like avocado oil mayo, coconut aminos instead of soy sauce or tamari, coconut sugar, kefir instead of yogurt or sour cream, miso, nutritional yeast instead of cheese, and stevia instead of table sugar and the like. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Feb. 2024 In lab experiments, researchers added the enzyme to table sugar in models of the human gut, and also tested real food products with the enzyme in these systems. Emily Mullin, WIRED, 23 Feb. 2024 When looking at ingredients on food or drink labels, table sugar is often listed by its chemical name: sucrose. Caitlin Granfield, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 This light treacle, or golden syrup, is a byproduct of sugar refining that's made from sucrose, which is regular table sugar. Daryl Austin, USA TODAY, 25 Jan. 2024 The new compound can be more than fifty times sweeter than table sugar. Mark Kurlansky, Bon Appétit, 6 Nov. 2023 Monk fruit extract contains zero calories, zero carbs, and is about 150 times sweeter than table sugar. Stacey Hugues, Verywell Health, 19 Sep. 2023 Agave has been touted as a healthier alternative to table sugar due to its low glycemic index, which is a measure of how a food impacts one’s blood glucose levels. Aaron Hutcherson, Washington Post, 14 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of table sugar was in 1964

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“Table sugar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

table sugar

: sugar entry 1 sense 1
especially : white sugar granules

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