mascavo

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Participle of mascavar (to adulterate, to lessen), corrupted from menoscabar, from Vulgar Latin minuscapare.

Phonology[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mascavo m (feminine mascava plural mascavos feminine plural mascavas; uncomparable)

  1. (obsolete) adulterated, unrefined
  2. (of sugar) brown, and with flavour of molasses