[ muh-gas, -gahs ]
/ məˈgæs, -ˈgɑs /
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Origin of megass
First recorded in 1840–50; unexplained variant
Words nearby megass
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Example sentences from the Web for megass
Others, chiefly the old men and women, were tearing the megass apart, and strewing it on the ground to dry.The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus|American Anti-Slavery Society
Fresh megass is at present better suited for fattening animals than for fuel under the sugar pans.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom|P. L. Simmonds
British Dictionary definitions for megass
/ (məˈɡæs) /
another name for bagasse (def. 2)
Word Origin for megass
C19: of obscure origin
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