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jaggery

Definition:

unrefined brown sugar made from palm sap

Class:

substance noun (substance and materials)

Plural:

jaggeries

Substance in:

sago palm |
sugar palm

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

jaggary | jagghery

Etymology:

Portuguese xagara, jagara, from Malayalam cakkarā, from Sanskrit śarkarā "sugar"
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Jaggery

a traditional uncentrifuged sugar consumed in Asia and Africa It's a concentrated product of date, cane juice, or palm sap without separation of the molasses and crystals, and can vary from golden brown to dark brown in color. It contains up to 50% ... (43 of 1493 words, 6 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Jaggery

Collins Dictionary:

jaggery | jaggary | jagghery

a coarse brown sugar made in the East Indies from the sap of the date palm (16 of 289 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/jaggery

Oxford Dictionary:

jaggery

a coarse dark brown sugar made in India by evaporation of the sap of palm trees (16 of 50 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/jaggery

Macmillan British Dictionary:

jaggery [uncountable, India]

in South Asia, brown sugar from sugar cane or from a palm tree (13 of 39 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/jaggery

Merriam-Webster:

jaggery

an unrefined brown sugar made from palm sap (8 of 26 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/jaggery

New World Dictionary:

jaggery | palm sugar

a dark, crude sugar from the sap of certain palm trees (11 of 23 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/jaggery

American Heritage Dictionary:

jaggery

Unrefined sugar made from palm sap. (6 of 22 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/jaggery

Random House Dictionary:

jaggery

a coarse, dark sugar, especially that made from the sap of East Indian palm trees. (15 of 21 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/jaggery

Wiktionary:

jaggery | jaggeries [plural] | jaggheries [plural] | jagghery [plural]

A traditional unrefined sugar used throughout South and South-East Asia. (10 of 11 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/jaggery

Britannica Encyclopedia:

carbohydrate [biochemistry]

class of naturally occurring compounds and derivatives formed from them. In the early part of the 19th century, substances such as wood, starch, and ... (24 of 1090 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/94687​/carbohydrate

Columbia Encyclopedia:

carbohydrate | (CH2O)n [chemical formula] | monosaccharide | oligosaccharide | polysaccharide

any member of a large class of chemical compounds that includes sugars, starches, cellulose, and related compounds. These compounds are produced ... (21 of 176 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0810360​.html

Cambridge Dictionary:

carbohydrate

one of several substances such as sugar or starch, which provide the body with energy, or foods containing these substances such as bread, potatoes, ... (24 of 35 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/carbohydrate

Encarta Dictionary:

jaggery | gur [food, southern Asia]

unrefined brown sugar, made from sugar cane or the sap of the date palm (14 of 32 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861622861​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

jaggery

First use: late 16th century

Origin: Portuguese xagara, jagara, from Malayalam cakkarā, from Sanskrit śarkarā "sugar"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/jaggery

American Heritage Dictionary:

jaggery

Origin: Portuguese dialectal jágara, probably from Malayalam śarkkara, from Sanskrit śarkarā, sugar, grit.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/jaggery

Collins Dictionary:

jaggery | jaggary | jagghery

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Hindi jāgrī; compare Sanskrit sárkarā gritty substance, sugar

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/jaggery

Wiktionary:

jaggery | jaggeries [plural]

Origin: Indo-Portuguese jágara, jagra, from Kannada (sharkare), Urdu شکر (shakkar).

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/jaggery

Merriam-Webster:

jaggery

First use: 1631

Origin: Portuguese jágara, probably from Malayalam chakkara sugar

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/jaggery

New World Dictionary:

jaggery

Origin: Anglo-Indian from Hindi jāgri from Sanskrit śarkarā, "sugar"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/jaggery

Encarta Dictionary:

jaggery

First use: Late 16th century

Origin: Portuguese from Sanskrit śarkarā "sugar"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861622861​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

jaggery [uncountable, India]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "jaggery"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/jaggery

Macmillan American Dictionary:

jaggery [uncountable, India]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "jaggery"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/jaggery

the Free Dictionary:

jaggery

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "jaggery"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "jaggery" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/jaggery

jagghery

Audio: British English pronunciation of "jagghery"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/jagghery

jaggary

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "jaggary"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "jaggary"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/jaggary

Google Dictionary:

jaggery

Audio: English pronunciation of "jaggery"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=jaggery

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

jaggery

Audio: North American pronunciation of "jaggery"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=jagger​01 word=jaggery

YourDictionary Audio:

jaggery

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "jaggery" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/jaggery

Collins Dictionary:

jaggary | jaggery | jagghery

Audio: British English pronunciation of "jaggary"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/jaggary

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