or sug·ar cane

[shoo g-er-keyn]


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

Origin of sugarcane

First recorded in 1560–70; sugar + cane Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of sugarcane

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

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    What to Eat: The World Cup

    June 16, 2010

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

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    7 Student Travel Nightmares

    Constantino Diaz-Duran

    May 12, 2010

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

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    8 Recipes From Norman Van Aken

    January 26, 2010

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

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    How to Write a Winning Ivy League Essay

    Kathleen Kingsbury

    October 25, 2009

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

Historical Examples of sugarcane