Definition of turbinado sugar in English:

turbinado sugar

Syllabification: tur·bin·a·do sug·ar
Pronunciation: /ˌtərbiˌnädō ˈSHo͝oɡər


Partially refined light brown cane sugar similar to demerara but with larger crystals.
More example sentences
  • Rub on Hawaiian turbinado sugar derived from the islands' lush sugar-cane fields.
  • Sprinkle fruit with about 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar.
  • Then you sprinkle a generous amount of turbinado sugar (called cassonade, or unrefined cane sugar) over the top, or serve it with a spoonful of jam.


early 20th century: from Portuguese turbinado (named for the turbines in which the sugar is centrifugally spun during production).

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