Definition of muscovado in English:


Syllabification: mus·co·va·do
Pronunciation: /ˌməskəˈvādō, -ˈvädō
(also muscovado sugar)


Unrefined sugar made from the juice of sugar cane by evaporating it and draining off the molasses.
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  • While I used cane sugar in these, the main sugar content in my cakes this year were light muscovado and dark molasses sugars which I happened to have at hand.
  • To make the pudding, put the 200g butter into a food processor along with the caster sugar, remaining 100g muscovado sugar, eggs, flour, salt, baking powder and lemon zest.
  • For the record, our sugars are regular white granulated, fructose, light brown, superfine, palm, powdered, turbinado, muscovado, and demerara.


early 17th century: from Portuguese mascabado (açúcar) '(sugar) of the lowest quality'.

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