(sugar refining, sugar trade) An unprocessed sugar; a batch of such.
- In a crude or unrefined state:
nature in the raw.
- Nude; naked.
- in the natural state; without cultivation, refinement, etc.
- naked; nude
Other Word Forms of Raw
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Origin of Raw
From Middle English raw, rau, from Old English hrÄ“aw (“raw, uncooked"), from Proto-Germanic *hrawaz, *hrÄ“waz (“raw"), from Proto-Indo-European *krewa-, *kreuhâ‚‚ (“raw meat, fresh blood"). Cognate with Scots raw (“raw"), Dutch rauw (“raw"), German roh (“raw"), Swedish rÃ¥ (“raw"), Icelandic hrár (“raw"), Latin crÅ«dus (“raw, bloody, uncooked"), Irish cró (“blood"), Lithuanian kraujas (“blood"), Russian кровь (krovʹ, “blood"). Related also to Old English hrÄ“ow, hrÄ“oh (“rough, fierce, wild, angry, disturbed, troubled, sad, stormy, tempestuous"). More at ree.
Middle English from Old English hrēaw kreuə- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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