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jag·ger·y

 (jăg′ə-rē)
n.
Unrefined sugar made from the sap of palm trees or sugarcane.

[Portuguese dialectal jágara, probably from Malayalam śarkkara, from Sanskrit śarkarā, sugar, grit.]

jaggery

(ˈdʒæɡərɪ) ,

jaggary

or

jagghery

n
(Cookery) a coarse brown sugar made in the East Indies from the sap of the date palm
[C16: from Hindi jāgrī; compare Sanskrit sárkarā gritty substance, sugar]

jag•ger•y

(ˈdʒæg ə ri)

n.
a coarse, dark sugar, esp. that made from the sap of East Indian palm trees.
[1590–1600; < Portuguese (of India) jágara, jagre < Malayalam chakkara < Skt śarkarā sugar]
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Noun1.jaggery - unrefined brown sugar made from palm sap
Cycas revoluta, sago palm - dwarf palmlike cycad of Japan that yields sago
Arenga pinnata, gomuti, gomuti palm, sugar palm - Malaysian feather palm with base densely clothed with fibers; yields a sweet sap used in wine and trunk pith yields sago
carbohydrate, saccharide, sugar - an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain
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