white sugar


Definition of white sugar

: sugar that in bulk appears white especially : granulated sugar

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First Known Use of white sugar

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for white sugar

Middle English white sugre, from white entry 1 + sugre sugar

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The first known use of white sugar was in the 15th century

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“White sugar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20sugar. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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