Meaning of rapadura in English:


Pronunciation /ˌrapəˈdʊərə/


(also rapadora)
  • A type of unrefined sugar made from raw cane juice and produced in loaves or blocks, chiefly in Mexico, Brazil, and other Latin American countries.


Early 19th century; earliest use found in Hannibal Evans Lloyd (1771–1847), philologist and translator. From Portuguese rapadura, literally ‘scraping’ from rapad-, past participial stem of rapar to scrape + -ura.