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[shoo g-er-keyn] /ˈʃʊg ərˌkeɪn/
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 of sugarcane
1560-70; sugar + cane Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Today the alcohol is made by fermenting sugarcane or corn.
  • Their sugarcane plantations, which are a big part of their lives, have been destroyed by the ants.
  • Raw sugar is from the first pressings of sugarcane and is coarser than white refined sugar.
  • Engage sugar farmers and producers to improve safety and health of sugarcane harvesters.
  • In another family they had only a few pieces of sugarcane.
  • The plantation workers live beside this road, squeezed between sugarcane and sea.
  • There's a plate of sugarcane sticks on the table, soon joined by a bowl of shrimp bisque and a serving of shredded crabmeat.
  • So you have ethanol which is brewed from sugarcane or corn.
  • Most of the mahogany glider's habitat was destroyed for production of crops such as sugarcane and bananas.
  • The new fuels would be fermented from plants used to make ethanol, such as sugarcane, pictured here.

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