a light brown raw sugar grown in Guyana and used especially in the country's rum-making industry.
- dem·e·ra·ran, adjective
Other definitions for Demerara (2 of 2)
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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How to use demerara in a sentence
Spread the demerara sugar or sparkling sugar, if using, onto a baking sheet.Tutti frutti makes these buttery orange cookies look and taste like a party | Hetal Vasavada | December 2, 2020 | Washington Post
The slaves of many plantations on the eastern coast of demerara had formed a conspiracy to obtain their freedom.Fox's Book of Martyrs | John Foxe
Another uncle had estates in demerara, and in the autumn Waterton sailed thither from Portsmouth.
demerara yields to no country in the world in her wonderful and beautiful productions of the feathered race.
Mosquitos are very rare after you pass the third island in the demerara, and sand-flies but seldom appear.
To the northward there is a hill higher than any in the demerara; and in the south-south-west quarter a mountain.
British Dictionary definitions for demerara (1 of 2)
brown crystallized cane sugar from the Caribbean and nearby countries
a highly flavoured rum used mainly for blending purposes
British Dictionary definitions for Demerara (2 of 2)
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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