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  • n. A type of natural, unrefined or partially refined cane sugar, which is light brown in colour. It is particularly appreciated in pastries and biscuits like shortbread.
  • proper n. A region of Guyana in South America, Essequebo en Demerary (Essequibo and Demerara), formerly a Dutch (later British) colony.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a light brown raw cane sugar from Guyana
  • n. dark rum from Guyana
  • n. a river in northern Guyana that flows northward into the Atlantic
  • n. a former Dutch colony in South America; now a part of Guyana
  • n. light brown cane sugar; originally from Guyana


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  • There is also a peculiarly fascinating apparatus known as a vacuum-pan, peeping into which, through a little tale window, a species of brown porridge transforms itself into crystallised sugar of the sort known to housekeepers as "Demerara" under your very eyes; and another equally attractive, rapidly revolving machine in which the molasses, by centrifugal force, detaches itself from the sugar, and runs of its own accord down its appointed channels to the rum distillery, where

    Here, There and Everywhere

  • Styling tip: Sprinkle the cookies with a small amount of Demerara sugar for extra crunch and sparkly eye appeal.

    Marilinda Hodgdon: Sicilian Pistachio Chocolate Chunk Cookies

  • In Guyana in 1823 the East Coast Demerara Rebellion was fueled by the belief among enslaved Africans that the planters were deliberately withholding news of the impending freedom of the slaves.

    Alan Singer: Lincoln and Douglass Would Be Angry

  • A refreshing Foreign Legion Punch from the Africa section mixes cognac with chai red bush tea, fresh lemon juice, Demerara syrup and black-cherry preserves.

    The History of Drinking

  • For the topping, put the butter, flour, ginger, and half the Demerara sugar into a bowl.

    Mosh Potatoes

  • Some natural brown sugars have particular names and characteristics, and are sold as turbinado, muscovado, or Demerara sugar.

    The Christmas Cookie Cookbook

  • I mixed Demerara sugar and reg. sugar, which gave a little crunch and abit more color in later batches.

    The Search for the Perfect Cream Scone

  • Waterways: Berbice, Demerara, and Essequibo rivers are navigable by oceangoing vessels for 150 km, 100 km, and 80 km respectively (2006)


  • Boerasirie, Demerara, and Abary conservancies are entirely covered by weeds.

    Water profile of Guyana

  • GuyanaBerbice, Demerara, and Essequibo rivers are navigable by oceangoing vessels for 150 km, 100 km, and 80 km respectively (2006)



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