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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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ISLAMABAD -- The government has added a total of 8,794 MW electricity from various sources including coal, solar, wind, furnace oil, nuclear, hydel, gas and bagasse in the national grid system since 2013.
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The researchers believe that bagasse fibers can be a good replacement for fiberglass.
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