Definition of turbinado in English:

turbinado

(also turbinado sugar)

noun

mass nounNorth American
  • A type of partially refined light brown cane sugar similar to demerara but with larger crystals.

Origin

Early 20th century Portuguese, past participle of turbinar ‘to spin’ (with reference to the use of turbines to spin the sugar during its production).

Pronunciation

turbinado

/ˌtəːbɪˈnɑːdəʊ/