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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]