- 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
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With 30 pounds of bagasse per 100 pounds of cane, no other fuel should be required.Industrial Cuba
Robert P. Porter
- 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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