Definition of Demerara

1. Noun. A light brown raw cane sugar from Guyana.

Generic synonyms: Cane Sugar

2. Noun. A river in northern Guyana that flows northward into the Atlantic.
Group relationships: British Guiana, Co-operative Republic Of Guyana, Guyana
Generic synonyms: River

3. Noun. A former Dutch colony in South America; now a part of Guyana.
Generic synonyms: Colony, Settlement
Group relationships: British Guiana, Co-operative Republic Of Guyana, Guyana

4. Noun. Dark rum from Guyana.
Exact synonyms: Demerara Rum
Generic synonyms: Rum

5. Noun. Light brown cane sugar; originally from Guyana.
Exact synonyms: Demerara Sugar
Generic synonyms: Brown Sugar

Definition of Demerara

1. Noun. A type of natural, unrefined or partially refined cane sugar, which is light brown in colour. It is particularly appreciated in pastries and biscuits like shortbread. ¹

2. Proper noun. A region of Guyana in South America, ''Essequebo en '''Demerary''''' (Essequibo and Demerara), formerly a Dutch (later British) colony. ¹

3. Noun. (alternative spelling of Demerara) ¹

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Definition of Demerara

1. a coarse light-brown sugar [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Demerara

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demerara (current term)
demerara rum
demerara sugar
demerit point

Literary usage of Demerara

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1. The Miscellaneous Works of the Right Honourable Sir James Mackintosh: Three by James Mackintosh (1846)
"John Smith, an Independent minister, had been sent out to demerara in the year 1816 by the London Missionary Society. The exemplary discharge of his sacred ..."

2. The Map of Europe by Treaty: Showing the Various Political and Territorial by Edward Hertslet (1875)
"5), which stipulates that the subjects of His Majesty the King of the Netherlands, being Proprietors in the Colonies of demerara, Essequibo, and Berbice, ..."

3. The Christian Examiner (1833)
"These we shall take entirely from " demerara," both because its subject, slavery, ... These are the titles : " Sunrise brings sorrow in demerara : Law ..."

4. The History of British Guiana: Comprising a General Description of the by Henry G. Dalton (1855)
"The settlers on the two other rivers had gradually extended plantations in the direction of demerara, and begun to explore the intervening country. ..."

5. History of British Guiana, from the Year 1668 to the Present Time by James Rodway (1891)
"There had been a trading post in the demerara, but whether it was still in existence is doubtful, if so it was probably near the mouth of the river, ..."

6. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1902)
"THE shore of demerara and Essequibo consists principally of "sling mud " with small deposits of " caddy " and broken shell above high- water mark. ..."

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