Definition of sugar cane in English:

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sugar cane

Pronunciation: /ˈSHo͝oɡər ˌkān/
(also sugarcane /ˈSHo͝oɡərˌkān/)

noun

A perennial tropical grass with tall stout jointed stems from which sugar is extracted. The fibrous residue can be used as fuel, in fiberboard, and for a number of other purposes.
  • Genus Saccharum, family Gramineae: several species, in particular S. officinarum and its hybrids
Example sentences
  • However, the economy is primarily agrarian, with principal crops of rice, sugar cane, maize, and wheat.
  • On the Pacific Coast they grow rice, cotton, sugar cane, and barley for sale.
  • Like all grasses, sugar cane has a jointed stem, and its leaves and branches come from the shoots at each joint.

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Syllabification: sug·ar cane

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