mascavo

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from mascavar (to adulterate, to lessen), corrupted from menoscabar, from Vulgar Latin minuscapare.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mascavo m (feminine singular mascava, masculine plural mascavos, feminine plural mascavas, not comparable)

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