[ buh-gas ]
/ bəˈgæs /
crushed sugar cane or beet refuse from sugar making.
paper made from fibers of bagasse.
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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
Words nearby bagasse
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Example sentences from the Web for 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
/ (bəˈɡæs) /
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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