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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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sug′ar•cane`

or sug′ar cane`,



n.
a tall grass, Saccharum officinarum, of tropical and warm regions, having a stout, jointed stalk and constituting the chief source of sugar.
[1560–70]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sugarcane - juicy canes whose sap is a source of molasses and commercial sugarsugarcane - 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.sugarcane - tall tropical southeast Asian grass having stout fibrous jointed stalkssugarcane - 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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And Gub-Gub squeaked for joy when he found a whole valley full of wild sugarcane.
Sometimes the contribution was a quilt, or a quantity of sugarcane. I recall one old coloured women who was about seventy years of age, who came to see me when we were raising money to pay for the farm.
The lama and Kim walked a little to one side; Kim chewing his stick of sugarcane, and making way for no one under the status of a priest.
They have in the greatest plenty raisins, peaches, sour pomegranates, and sugarcanes, and some figs.
Islamabad -- Despite the clear directions of Supreme Court (SC), three sugar mills of Sharif family unable to pay the due of sugarcane growers.
Despite the clear directions of Supreme Court (SC), three sugar mills of Sharif family have been unable to pay the due of sugarcane growers.
FAISALABAD -- A day-long workshop on sugarcane production was held under the aegis of Sugarcane Research Institute and Development Board at Ayyub Agriculture Research Institute (AARI) here Tuesday.
This new-age range is a delicious blend of fruits with sugarcane juice; that not only enhances flavour but also elevates the nutritional profile of the juice and is a great source of vitamins and other essential micro nutrients.
JHANG: Sugarcane growers' protest against non-payment of dues entered the seventh day on Thursday.Scores of sugarcane farmers have been protesting outside a sugar mill here against its owner over non-payment of their dues.
FAISALABAD -- Although Pakistan is considered the fifth largest sugarcane producer in terms of cultivated area, the average per-acre yield of the crop is far behind developed nations.
SUKKUR -- On the Special Directions of I.G Motorway Police A.D Khuwaja in the whole country about smooth flow of Sugarcane Trollies to the Mills in crashing season, Motorway Police quite succeeded in controlling road blockage and an accidents/ incidents occurring during due to sugarcane trollies.
FAISALABAD: Pakistan has attained the status of 5th major sugarcane producing country in the world.