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1. (Placename) the Demerara a river in Guyana, rising in the central forest area and flowing north to the Atlantic at Georgetown. Length: 346 km (215 miles)
2. (Placename) a former region of what is now Guyana, on the Demerara river
1. (Plants) brown crystallized cane sugar from the Caribbean and nearby countries
2. (Brewing) a highly flavoured rum used mainly for blending purposes
[C19: named after Demerara, a former region of Guyana]
dem•e•ra•ra(ˌdɛm əˈrɑr ə, -ˈrɛər ə)
n. (often cap.)
a light brown raw sugar grown in Guyana and used esp. in the country's rum-making industry.
[after the Demerara River]
Dem•e•ra•ra(ˌdɛm əˈrɑr ə, -ˈrɛər ə)
a river in E Guyana flowing S to N and emptying into the Atlantic Ocean at Georgetown. 215 mi. (346 km) long.
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|Noun||1.||demerara - a light brown raw cane sugar from Guyana|
cane sugar - sucrose obtained from sugar cane
|2.||Demerara - a river in northern Guyana that flows northward into the Atlantic|
|3.||Demerara - a former Dutch colony in South America; now a part of Guyana|
|4.||demerara - dark rum from Guyana|
rum - liquor distilled from fermented molasses
|5.||demerara - light brown cane sugar; originally from Guyana|
brown sugar - unrefined or only partly refined sugar