demerara

[dem-uh-rahr-uh, -rair-uh]
noun (often initial capital letter)
  1. 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
Related formsdem·e·ra·ran, adjective

Demerara

[dem-uh-rahr-uh, -rair-uh]
noun
  1. 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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British Dictionary definitions for demerara

demerara

noun
  1. brown crystallized cane sugar from the Caribbean and nearby countries
  2. a highly flavoured rum used mainly for blending purposes

Word Origin for demerara

C19: named after Demerara, a region of Guyana

Demerara

noun
  1. 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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