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See also: demerara
From one of the Arawakan languages, where Immenary or Dumaruni mean “river of the letter wood”.
Demerara (plural Demeraras)
- 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.
- A region of Guyana in South America, Essequebo en Demerary (Essequibo and Demerara), formerly a Dutch (later British) colony.