Adjective "demerara" definition and examples

(Demerara may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˌdɛməˈrɛːrə//ˌdɛməˈrɑːrə/

Definitions and examples

noun

Light brown cane sugar coming originally and chiefly from Guyana.
  1. 'In a separate bowl, mix the butter and demerara sugar together until it resembles breadcrumbs.'
  2. 'Sprinkle the demerara sugar and rosemary over the top then crumble the remaining mixture over to more or less cover.'
A dark rum fermented from molasses, made in Guyana.
  1. 'Anyway, today I picked up some Passion fruit juice so I could make the Demerara cocktail.'

proper noun

A river of northern Guyana. Rising in the Guiana Highlands, it flows about 320 km (200 miles) northwards to the Atlantic.
    A former Dutch colony in South America, now part of Guyana.

      More definitions

      1. a light brown raw sugar grown in Guyana and used especially in the country's rum-making industry.

      More examples(as adjective)

      "sugars can be demerara."

      Origin

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