- 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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Word Origin for demerara
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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