Main definitions of gur in English

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mass noun
  • (in South Asia) a type of unrefined, solid brown sugar made from boiling sugar cane juice until dry.

    • ‘In the Indian subcontinent and in SE Asia a crude, dark palm sugar called jaggery or gur is used.’
    • ‘The connoisseur would have the imli and gur mixed just so right and the chaat would be so hot as to make your eyes water.’
    • ‘A favorite breakfast dish is panthabhat, leftover cold rice in water or milk mixed with gur (date palm sugar).’
    • ‘Agriculture and allied products showing a substantial increase in exports were rice, pulses, tobacco, spices, nuts and seeds, cashew, gur, gum meal, castor oil and processed food items.’
    • ‘The season of gur and shakkar was approaching, as was the time for homemade liquor.’


From Hindi guṛ and Marathi gūṛ, from Sanskrit guḍa.




Main definitions of Gur in English

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  • Relating to or denoting a branch of the Niger–Congo family of languages, spoken in parts of West Africa and including More and Senufo.

    • ‘Of these three subfamilies of the Gur language group, Mole-Dagbane make up 15 percent of Ghana's population and are by far the largest group in their region.’
    • ‘Residents there spoke a dialect of the same Gur language of many Dogon groups.’
    • ‘It belongs to the Gur group within the Niger-Congo language family.’
    • ‘French is the official language of government, but both Ewe of the Kwa and Kabye of the Gur language families have semi-official status.’
    • ‘Most Burkinabe also speak languages of the Gur group within the large Niger-Congo family of languages.’
    • ‘Among more than sixty languages spoken in Burkina Faso, thirty-eight belong to the Gur or Voltaic language family, including Mooré, Bwamu, Dagara, and Lobiri.’


mass noun
  • The Gur group of languages.

    ‘Other languages spoken by large numbers of Ghanaians include Ewe, Ga, Guan, and Gur.’
    Also called Voltaic