One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A type of partially refined light brown cane sugar similar to demerara but with larger crystals.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Rub on Hawaiian turbinado sugar derived from the islands' lush sugar-cane fields.’
- ‘This intoxicating treatment includes a gentle exfoliation using turbinado sugar and Hawaiian ginger, a revitalizing wrap with hydrating Hawaiian honey, and a face, scalp and foot massage.’
- ‘For example, the foie gras starter comes with three pithless orange slices which are dredged in turbinado sugar and then caramelized with a propane torch.’
- ‘Meanwhile, his pastry chef has been finishing the restaurant's creme brulee with large-grained Turbinado sugar, which melts more quickly and evenly.’
Early 20th century: Portuguese, past participle of turbinar ‘to spin’ (with reference to the use of turbines to spin the sugar during its production).
More fully "turbinado sugar". A type of partially refined, light brown cane sugar with large crystals.
Early 20th century. From Portuguese turbinado, past participle of turbinar to spin (sugar) using turbines from turbina.
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