crushed sugar cane or beet refuse from sugar making.
paper made from fibers of bagasse.

Origin of bagasse

1820–30, Americanism; < French < American Spanish, Spanish bagazo, derivative of baga seed capsule of the flax plant (presumably orig. of any fruit) < Latin bāca berry; cf. bay4 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bagasse

Historical Examples of bagasse

  • With 30 pounds of bagasse per 100 pounds of cane, no other fuel should be required.

    Industrial Cuba

    Robert P. Porter

British Dictionary definitions for bagasse



the pulp remaining after the extraction of juice from sugar cane or similar plants: used as fuel and for making paper, etc
Also called: megass, megasse a type of paper made from bagasse fibres

Word Origin for bagasse

C19: from French, from Spanish bagazo dregs, refuse, from baga husk, from Latin bāca berry
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