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sug·ar·caneor sugar cane (sho͝og′ər-kān′)
Any of several tall often hybrid grasses of the Asian genus Saccharum, widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions for their thick, solid, tough stems, which are the chief commercial source of sugar.
(Plants) a coarse perennial grass, Saccharum officinarum, of Old World tropical regions, having tall stout canes that yield sugar: widely cultivated in tropical regions. Compare sugar beet
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|Noun||1.||sugar cane - juicy canes whose sap is a source of molasses and commercial sugar; fresh canes are sometimes chewed for the juice|
Saccharum officinarum, sugar cane, sugarcane - tall tropical southeast Asian grass having stout fibrous jointed stalks; sap is a chief source of sugar
cane - a strong slender often flexible stem as of bamboos, reeds, rattans, or sugar cane
|2.||sugar cane - tall tropical southeast Asian grass having stout fibrous jointed stalks; sap is a chief source of sugar|
graminaceous plant, gramineous plant - cosmopolitan herbaceous or woody plants with hollow jointed stems and long narrow leaves
genus Saccharum, Saccharum - tall perennial reedlike grass originally of southeastern Asia: sugarcane
sugar cane, sugarcane - juicy canes whose sap is a source of molasses and commercial sugar; fresh canes are sometimes chewed for the juice
noble cane - sugarcanes representing the highest development of the species; characterized by large juicy stalks with soft rinds and high sugar content