jaggery

[ jag-uh-ree ]
/ ˈdʒæg ə ri /
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noun

a coarse, dark sugar, especially that made from the sap of East Indian palm trees.

Nearby words

  1. jagellon,
  2. jager,
  3. jagged,
  4. jaggedly,
  5. jagger,
  6. jaggies,
  7. jaggy,
  8. jagiello,
  9. jaguar,
  10. jaguarondi

Origin of jaggery

1590–1600; < Portuguese (of India) jágara, jagre < Malayalam chakkara < Sanskrit śarkarā sugar

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British Dictionary definitions for jaggery

jaggery

jaggary or jagghery

/ (ˈdʒæɡərɪ) /

noun

a coarse brown sugar made in the East Indies from the sap of the date palm

Word Origin for jaggery

C16: from Hindi jāgrī; compare Sanskrit sárkarā gritty substance, sugar

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