- a light brown raw sugar grown in Guyana and used especially in the country's rum-making industry.
Origin of demerara
after the Demerara River
- a river in E Guyana flowing S to N and emptying into the Atlantic Ocean at Georgetown. 215 miles (346 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for demerara
New colours were presented to the regiment at Demerara on May 24th, 1841.The History of the First West India Regiment
A. B. Ellis
The following notice of his death appeared in the Demerara Courant.Fox's Book of Martyrs
The botanical garden at Demerara may be as good, if not larger and better.East of Suez
Frederic Courtland Penfield
In Demerara the average price of slaves from 1822 to 1830 had been £114, 11s.
It is found plentifully in Demerara, where its flesh is much esteemed.On the Banks of the Amazon
- brown crystallized cane sugar from the Caribbean and nearby countries
- a highly flavoured rum used mainly for blending purposes
C19: named after Demerara, a region of Guyana
- the Demerara a river in Guyana, rising in the central forest area and flowing north to the Atlantic at Georgetown. Length: 346 km (215 miles)
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