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jaggery

[jag-uh-ree]
noun
  1. a coarse, dark sugar, especially that made from the sap of East Indian palm trees.
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Origin of jaggery

1590–1600; < Portuguese (of India) jágara, jagre < Malayalam chakkara < Sanskrit śarkarā sugar
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Examples from the Web for jaggery

Historical Examples

  • Before anointing, the people about to do it must present a cocoanut and jaggery.

    Castes and Tribes of Southern India

    Edgar Thurston

  • The barber is required to eat some jaggery, and drink some conjee.

  • A kind of a sugar called “jaggery” is also obtained from the cocoanut juice.

  • The species of palm familiarly known as the jaggery palm is largely cultivated in the central province of the island.

    The Pearl of India

    Maturin M. Ballou

  • Very good vinegar is also obtained from it, and large quantities of jaggery or palm sugar are manufactured from the toddy.


British Dictionary definitions for jaggery

jaggery

jaggary or jagghery

noun
  1. a coarse brown sugar made in the East Indies from the sap of the date palm
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Word Origin

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