There are 2 main definitions of demerara in English:

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demerara 1

Pronunciation: /ˌdeməˈrerə/


1 (also demerara sugar) Partially refined light brown cane sugar coming originally from Guyana. Compare with turbinado sugar.
Example sentences
  • Cream together the unsalted butter and demerara sugar until light and fluffy.
  • He suggested toasted oats and hazelnuts, sultanas, raspberries, apple or orange juice, grated apple and a tablespoon of honey or demerara sugar, with natural yoghurt to bind it all.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the butter and demerara sugar together until it resembles breadcrumbs.
2 (also demerara rum) A dark rum fermented from molasses, made in Guyana.
Example sentences
  • Strain into a highball filled with ice and gently float the Demerara rum over the top - this will give it a strong nose and taste at the first sip.
  • Anyway, today I picked up some Passion fruit juice so I could make the Demerara cocktail.


Mid 19th century: named after the region of Demerara.

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There are 2 main definitions of demerara in English:

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Demerara 2

Pronunciation: /ˌdeməˈre(ə)rə/ /-ˈrärə/
A river in northern Guyana. Rising in the Guiana Highlands, it flows north for about 200 miles (320 km) to the Atlantic Ocean.

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