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bagasse

[ buh-gas ]
/ bəˈgæs /
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noun
crushed sugarcane or beet refuse from sugar making.
paper made from fibers of bagasse.
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Origin of bagasse

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40; from French, from Latin American Spanish, Spanish bagazo, derivative of baga “seed capsule of the flax plant” (presumably originally of any fruit), from Latin bāca “berry”; see also bay4
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British Dictionary definitions for bagasse

bagasse
/ (bəˈɡæs) /

noun
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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