crushed sugar cane or beet refuse from sugar making.
paper made from fibers of bagasse.

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

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