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bagasse

[buh-gas] /bəˈgæs/
noun
1.
crushed sugar cane or beet refuse from sugar making.
2.
paper made from fibers of bagasse.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30, Americanism; < French < American Spanish, Spanish bagazo, derivative of baga seed capsule of the flax plant (presumably orig. of any fruit) < Latin bāca berry; cf. bay4
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bagasse

/bəˈɡæs/
noun
1.
the pulp remaining after the extraction of juice from sugar cane or similar plants: used as fuel and for making paper, etc
2.
Also called megass, megasse. a type of paper made from bagasse fibres
Word Origin
C19: from French, from Spanish bagazo dregs, refuse, from baga husk, from Latin bāca berry
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