caster sugar

caster sugar
(also castor sugar)
noun Brit. finely granulated white sugar.
C19: so named because it was suitable for sprinkling using a castor.

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  • caster sugar — (also castor sugar) ► NOUN Brit. ▪ finely granulated white sugar. ORIGIN because suitable for sprinkling from a castor …   English terms dictionary

  • caster sugar — noun very finely granulated sugar that was formerly sprinkled from a castor • Syn: ↑castor sugar • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • caster sugar — noun Granulated sugar that has been sifted to have a finer crystal size, so that it can be shaken out of the holes of a caster. Syn: berry sugar …   Wiktionary

  • Caster sugar — regular sugar (actually slightly finer than regular US sugar, but not much) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • caster sugar — Australian Slang regular sugar (actually slightly finer than regular US sugar, but not much) …   English dialects glossary

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  • caster sugar — noun see castor sugar …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • caster sugar — finely ground sugar (often used in gourmet recipes because of its light texture) …   English contemporary dictionary

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