noun tur·bi·na·do \¦tərbə¦nä(ˌ)dō\
variants: less commonly

turbinado sugar

Definition of turbinado



  1. :  partially refined cane sugar that has been washed and dried, is off-white, yellowish, or grayish in color, and is used in industry and food processing

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Origin and Etymology of turbinado

American Spanish, probably from Spanish turbina turbine (from French turbine) + -ado -ate; from its being sprayed with water while spinning in a centrifuge — more at turbine

First Known Use: 1909

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