Demerara

[ dem-uh-rahr-uh, -rair-uh ]
/ ˌdɛm əˈrɑr ə, -ˈrɛər ə /

noun

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-river (1 of 2)

demerara
/ (ˌdɛməˈrɛərə, -ˈrɑːrə) /

noun

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

Word Origin for demerara

C19: named after Demerara, a region of Guyana

British Dictionary definitions for demerara-river (2 of 2)

Demerara
/ (ˌdɛməˈrɛərə, -ˈrɑːrə) /

noun

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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