muscovado definition

  • noun:
    • An unrefined brown sugar with a stronger taste of molasses.
    • Unrefined or raw sugar.
    • Unrefined sugar; the raw product from where loaf-sugar and lump-sugar tend to be acquired by refining.
    • In petrography, a name provided by Minnesota geologists to any rusty-brown weathered stone that resembles brown sugar. It was put on gabbros and to quartzite.
  • adjective:
    • with respect to, or regarding the nature of, unrefined or natural sugar, gotten from the juice for the sugar-cane by evaporating and draining off the molasses. Muscovado sugar contains impurities which render it dark-colored and wet.

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