A partially refined, light brown granulated sugar from which most of the molasses has been removed.
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
- From 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 turbine
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition