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Demerara appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

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Definition of the noun demerara

What does demerara mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • demerara: demeraras
  • Demerara: Demeraras

  1. a light brown raw cane sugar from Guyana
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic term: cane sugar = sucrose obtained from sugar cane
  2. a former Dutch colony in South America; now a part of Guyana
  3. dark rum from Guyana
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • synonym of demerara: demerara rum
    • more generic word: rum = liquor distilled from fermented molasses
  4. light brown cane sugar; originally from Guyana

Alternative definition of the noun demerara


  1. A type of natural, unrefined or partially refined cane sugar, which is light brown in colour.


Demerara is a historical region in the Guianas on the north coast of South America which is now part of the country of Guyana. It was a Dutch colony until 1815 and a county of British Guiana from 1838 to 1966. It was located about the lower courses of the Demerara River, and its main town was Georgetown.

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

Phrases with Demerara

  1. demerara rum
  2. demerara sugar

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Demerara

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Google previewMedical News (1889)

Demerara is a Crown colony, and consequently is a white man's government. Georgetown is intersected by canals which keep up a ...

Google previewThe English Reports: Chancery (1903)

Without insisting, however, that this Court cannot hold jurisdiction, merely as Demerara is a Dutch Colony, your Lordship must be informed, what is the law of that Colony; and cannot take it to be the same 122 WHITE v. HALL 12 vss. JUN. 321.

Google previewExporters' 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 ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Slavery and Abolition (2014)

by Martin A. Klein

DEMERARA SLAVE REVOLT (1823). One of the largest slave revolts in Caribbean history, ...

Google previewThe Diner's Dictionary (2012)

Word Origins of Food and Drink by John Ayto

Modern demerara sugar is generally made by adding a little molasses colouring to refined white sugar. The name is also applied to a type of dark rum fermented from molasses, made in Guyana. demi-glace A rich glossy brown sauce from ...

Google previewDictionary of Trees, Volume 2: South America (2013)

Nomenclature, Taxonomy and Ecology by M.M. Grandtner, Julien Chevrette

Mez e Demerara greenheart; black-greenhart, browngreenhart (UK); greenheart p.p. (Guyana); yellowgreenhart (UK) f coeur-vert de Demerara; bois de coeur vert , ébène vert, greenheart de Demerara o bebearu, bebeere (Guyana); beberu ...

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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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