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demerara1

Line breaks: dem|er¦ara
Pronunciation: /ˌdɛməˈrɛːrə
 
, -ˈrɑːrə/

noun

[mass noun]
1 (also demerara sugar) British Light brown cane sugar coming originally and chiefly from Guyana.
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.

Origin

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

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Demerara2

Line breaks: Dem|er¦ara
Pronunciation: /ˌdɛməˈrɛːrə
 
, -ˈrɑːrə/
1A river of northern Guyana. Rising in the Guiana Highlands, it flows about 320 km (200 miles) northwards to the Atlantic.

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