• synonyms


  1. Sucrose.
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Examples from the Web for saccharum

Historical Examples

  • If you have been careful in your search you will finally stop at Acer saccharum.

    Michigan Trees

    Charles Herbert Otis

  • She occupies a hut constructed of cocoanut leaves, branches of Pongamia glabra, and wild sugarcane (Saccharum arundinaceum).

  • Sugar cane, onas (Saccharum), is raised in considerable quantity, and is used in making an intoxicating drink known as basi.

    The Tinguian

    Fay-Cooper Cole

  • The sugars used are chiefly cane sugar, glucose and invert sugar—the latter commonly known as "saccharum."

  • Up to this period the two most conspicuous grasses continue to be Saccharum spontaneum, and Andropogon muricatus.