turbinado (sugar)tur·bi·na·do sugar
a partially refined, granulated, pale-brown sugar obtained by washing raw sugar in a centrifuge until most of the molasses is removed
Origin of turbinado (sugar)Cuban Spanish ; from turbina, centrifuge for processing sugar, turbine + -ado, -ate
A partially refined, light brown granulated sugar from which most of the molasses has been removed.
Origin of turbinado sugarFrom Portuguese turbinado, shaped like an inverted cone (as a lump of raw sugar) (from the fact that raw sugar crystals were once separated from molasses by spinning in a centrifuge lined with conical molds), from turbina, centrifuge for separating sugar crystals from molasses, from French turbine, turbine; see turbine.