from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Unrefined sugar made from palm sap.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A traditional unrefined sugar used throughout South and South-East Asia.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Raw palm sugar, made in the East Indies by evaporating the fresh juice of several kinds of palm trees, but specifically those of the palmyra (Borassus flabelliformis) and jaggery palm (Caryota urens).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A coarse brown sugar obtained in India by evaporation of the fresh juice of various kinds of palm, as the jaggery-palm, the wild date-tree, the palmyra, and the cocoa. It is usually made in the form of small round cakes. Also called goor.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. unrefined brown sugar made from palm sap
Portuguese dialectal jágara, probably from Malayalam śarkkara, from Sanskrit śarkarā, sugar, grit.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Indo-Portuguese jágara, jagra, from Kannada (sharkare), Urdu شکر (shakkar). (Wiktionary)