Definition of Demerara
What does Demerara mean?
- a light brown raw cane sugar from Guyana
- more generic term: cane sugar = sucrose obtained from sugar cane
- a former Dutch colony in South America; now a part of Guyana
- dark rum from Guyana
- light brown cane sugar; originally from Guyana
- A type of natural, unrefined or partially refined cane sugar, which is light brown in colour.
Phrases with Demerara
- demerara rum
- demerara sugar
Demerara was a region in South America in what is now Guyana that was colonised by the Dutch in 1611. The British invaded and captured the area in 1796. It was located about the lower courses of the Demerara River, and its main town was Georgetown.
- part of Guyana
There are other places with Demerara in their name, like Demerara-Mahaica and Upper Demerara-Berbice.
Demerara, also spelt demerera, is a variety of unrefined, granulated brown sugar made from sugar cane extract. It is commonly used in baking and to sweeten beverages such as coffee and tea. It takes its name from the Demerara colony in Guyana, the original source of this type of sugar, most of which is produced in Mauritius today.
- also known as Sugars, brown
- more generic: Sugar
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Modern Geography (1817)
A Description of the Empires, Kingdoms, States, and Colonies; with the Oceans, Seas, and Isles; in All Parts of the World: Including the Most Recent Discoveries, and Political Alterations. Digested on a New Plan by John Pinkerton, Nicolle de La Croix, John Pond
Demerara is a settlement on a river of that name. The white inhabitants of the capital are computed at 1800. By the account of Captain Stedman, Paramaribo is a considerable town, of about five thousand souls, in a pleasant gravelly ...
Medical News (1889)
Demerara is a Crown colony, and consequently is a white man's government. Georgetown is intersected by canals which keep up a ...
Exporters' Encyclopaedia (1921)
Mail Time: The average mail time from New York to Demerara is 14 days. * Parcel Post: The weight limit fot parcels is 11 pounds. Parcels can be registered. Prohibited Articles: Parts of articles subject to customs duty except by permission of ...
Chambers's Encyclopaedia (1887)
A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People, with Maps and Numerous Wood Engravings
the Demerara(q. v.), the Berbice ( q. v.), and the Corentyn (q. v.).
the Abany, between the Demerara and the Berbice; and the Canje, which joins the latter immediately before it falls into the ocean.
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Photo about Demerara
- Demerara River
Photo credit: US Embassy Guyana
- Demerara lemon cake
Photo credit: Simon Wheatley
- Rhubarb and Demerara
Photo credit: Elenadan
- Demerara Rum Cap
Photo credit: Mark Morgan Trinidad B
- Dissolving demerara
The view from here
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- The Demerara Harbour Bridge
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Scrabble value of D2E1M3E1R1A1R1A1
The value of this 8-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the second edition of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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