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sug·ar·cane

or sugar cane  (sho͝og′ər-kān′)
n.
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.
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sugar cane

or

sugarcane

n
(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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sugar cane - juicy canes whose sap is a source of molasses and commercial sugarsugar 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 stalkssugar 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
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Translations
захарна тръстика
canya de sucre
cukrová třtina
sukkerrør
sukerkano
cukornád
tebu
sykurreyr
trzcina cukrowa
sockerrör

sugar cane

ncanna da zucchero
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