or sug·ar cane

[ shoog-er-keyn ]


  1. a tall grass, Saccharum officinarum, of tropical and warm regions, having a stout, jointed stalk, and constituting the chief source of sugar.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of sugarcane1

First recorded in 1560–70; sugar + cane
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Example Sentences

A dual-density sugarcane midsole gives you extra support with each step.

In the same family as corn, nitrogen-fixing bacteria also populate the stems of sugarcane and provide 60 to 80 percent of the nitrogen consumed by a given plant.

They also broadly recommended more “control for sugarcane burns.”

While they may have their share of health challenges, the science shows that sugarcane burns are not a health concern.

Pathogenic fungi are also coming for our coffee, sugarcane, bananas and other economically important crops.

Made with cachaça, a sugarcane Brandy native to Brazil, and limes and sugar, this is the Brazilian national cocktail.

The gunmen searched him, took his money, and ordered him to lie face down in a sugarcane field along the road.

Sugarcane Marinade This marinade is one of my all-time heroes.

Later, my best friend will present me with some homemade Mexican Christmas ponche full of sugarcane to chew on.

The climb took two hours and a half, and they stopped six times for Xerox to drink tea, or a glass of sugarcane juice.

En shore enough when we got to Little Rock and Shako got holt of some sugarcane, he win that old elephant's respect instanter.

At her side squatted a youngster, an imp of seven it might be, who noisily chewed a stick of sugarcane and spat wide the pith.

Some very fine sugarcane was brought to me; each of the pieces was six inches round.

Bigger fields of head-high sugarcane at intervals, the upper two feet green, the blades below yellow and dry.

Sweetmeats were scarce, for the products of the sugarcane are difficult to procure in these northern latitudes.





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