Definition of Demerara in English:

Demerara

proper noun

  • 1A river of northern Guyana. Rising in the Guiana Highlands, it flows about 320 km (200 miles) northwards to the Atlantic.

  • 2A former Dutch colony in South America, now part of Guyana.

Pronunciation:

Demerara

/ˌdɛməˈrɛːrə/

Definition of demerara in English:

demerara

noun

  • 1British Light brown cane sugar coming originally and chiefly from Guyana.

    • ‘Cream together the unsalted butter and demerara sugar until light and fluffy.’
    • ‘In a separate bowl, mix the butter and demerara sugar together until it resembles breadcrumbs.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘For the record, our sugars are regular white granulated, fructose, light brown, superfine, palm, powdered, turbinado, muscovado, and demerara.’
    • ‘Sprinkle the demerara sugar and rosemary over the top then crumble the remaining mixture over to more or less cover.’
  • 2A dark rum fermented from molasses, made in Guyana.

    • ‘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.

Pronunciation:

demerara

/ˌdɛməˈrɛːrə/