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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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
crushed sugarcane or beet refuse from sugar making.
[1820–30; < French < American Spanish, Sp bagazo < Latin bāca berry]
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