jaggery

noun
jag·​gery | \ˈja-gə-rē \

Definition of jaggery 

: an unrefined brown sugar made from palm sap

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Take 2 generous tablespoons of the coconut-jaggery filling and place them, in the shape of a small log, in the center of crepe. Nik Sharma, San Francisco Chronicle, "A Brown Kitchen: Pancake Tuesday, an Indian tradition by way of colonialism," 13 Feb. 2018 Add the jaggery and cook, with constant stirring, for an additional 5 to 6 minutes until most of the liquid has evaporated. Nik Sharma, San Francisco Chronicle, "A Brown Kitchen: Pancake Tuesday, an Indian tradition by way of colonialism," 13 Feb. 2018 The common Indian combination of ghee and jaggery, a natural sweetener, produces a rich and nutty taste similar to butter and brown sugar. Ben Crair, New York Times, "Letter of Recommendation: Indian Butterscotch Ice Cream," 14 Dec. 2017 It's filled with recipes such as butter chicken, fenugreek fish, jaggery glazed salmon, beet roti, cranberry chutney, carrot pickle and persimmon rice pudding. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "First look: Pondi, a new museum café at Asia Society Texas Center," 8 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of jaggery

1631, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jaggery

Portuguese jágara, probably from Malayalam chakkara sugar

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