Definition of bagasse in English:

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bagasse

Pronunciation: /bəˈɡas/

noun

The dry pulpy residue left after the extraction of juice from sugar cane, used as fuel for electricity generators, etc.
Example sentences
  • The plant will convert biomass - including bagasse (a fibrous residue resulting from the sugar extraction from cane) and the cane leaves and trash - into electricity.
  • Unlike conventional ethanol, bioethanol is made not from grain, but from cellulosic biomass, such as wheat straw, sugar cane bagasse, and corn stovers and stalks left over after harvesting.
  • The cane stalks are slowly introduced into the processing plant to squeeze out the sugar, leaving behind a brown, straw-like residue called bagasse.

Origin

Early 19th century: from French, from Spanish bagazo 'pulp'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: ba·gasse

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