• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Muscovado Pertaining to, or of the nature of, unrefined or raw sugar, obtained from the juice of the sugar cane by evaporating and draining off the molasses. Muscovado sugar contains impurities which render it dark colored and moist.
    • n Muscovado Unrefined or raw sugar.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n muscovado Unrefined sugar; the raw material from which loaf-sugar and lump-sugar are procured by refining. Muscovado is obtained from the juice of the sugar-cane by evaporation and draining off the liquid part called molasses.
    • n muscovado In petrography, a name given by Minnesota geologists to any rusty-brown weathered rock that resembles brown sugar. It has been applied to gabbros and to quartzite.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Muscovado mus-kō-vā′do the moist, dark-coloured impure sugar left after evaporating the juice from the sugar-cane and draining off the molasses, unrefined sugar.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Corrupted fr. Sp. mascabado,; cf. Pg. mascavado, F. moscouade, n., formerly also mascovade, It. mascavato,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sp. moscabado.


In literature:

This is the method of making the sugar called Muscovado.
"Letters of a Traveller" by William Cullen Bryant
It was variously known as "Muscovado" sugar, or as "plantation sugar," sometimes as "coffee" or "coffee crushed.
"Cuba, Old and New" by Albert Gardner Robinson
Now the reduction of duties subsequent to 1846 and to 1851, was, on brown Muscovado sugar, from 13s.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
It was a general store full of exotic flavors, chiefly those of tea, coffee, whisky, tobacco, muscovado sugar and molasses.
"A Man for the Ages" by Irving Bacheller
Muscovado, or raw sugar, with lime water, are the usual ingredients of this colouring matter.
"The American Practical Brewer and Tanner" by Joseph Coppinger
The raw sugar, muscovado, is shipped to the United States.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
The average price of brown or Muscovado sugar for the week ending September 12, 1843, is 34s.
"The Economist" by Various
At this ingenio, they make only the Muscovado, or brown sugar.
"To Cuba and Back" by Richard Henry Dana
Muscovado do., 1 do.
"Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin; Written by Himself. [Vol. 1 of 2]" by Benjamin Franklin
While, for example, Muscovado sugars from the British plantations pay, upon importation, only 6s.
"An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations" by Adam Smith

In news:

Instead of using white sugar as a sweetener, he opts for muscovado, an unrefined brown sugar with a very moist texture and a strong molasses flavor.