Sugar cane

sugarcane

[shoog-er-keyn]
noun
a tall grass, Saccharum officinarum, of tropical and warm regions, having a stout, jointed stalk, and constituting the chief source of sugar.
Also, sugar cane.


Origin:
1560–70; sugar + cane

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sugar cane
 
n
Compare sugar beet a coarse perennial grass, Saccharum officinarum, of Old World tropical regions, having tall stout canes that yield sugar: widely cultivated in tropical regions

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