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The dry, fibrous residue remaining after the extraction of juice from the crushed stalks of sugarcane, used as a source of cellulose for some paper products.

[French, from Spanish bagazo, dregs, from Latin bāca, berry.]


1. (Plants) the pulp remaining after the extraction of juice from sugar cane or similar plants: used as fuel and for making paper, etc
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) Also called: megass or megasse a type of paper made from bagasse fibres
[C19: from French, from Spanish bagazo dregs, refuse, from baga husk, from Latin bāca berry]



crushed sugarcane or beet refuse from sugar making.
[1820–30; < French < American Spanish, Sp bagazo < Latin bāca berry]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bagasse - the dry dusty pulp that remains after juice is extracted from sugar cane or similar plants
pulp - a mixture of cellulose fibers
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Project Objective: The overall objective of the project is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by promoting local enterprises in production and supply of carbonized biomass briquettes from sugarcane bagasse in Kenya.
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Made from bagasse, the fibrous matter that remains after sugarcane or sorghum stalks are crushed to extract their juice, these domed lids are truly innovative, functional and come with impeccable environmental credentials.
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