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sugarcane

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noun sug·ar·cane \ˈshu̇-gər-ˌkān\

Simple Definition of sugarcane

  • : a tall grass that is grown in warm places as a source of sugar

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sugarcane

  1. :  a stout tall perennial grass (Saccharum officinarum) native to tropical southeast Asia that has a large terminal panicle and is widely grown in warm regions as a source of sugar


SUGARCANE Defined for Kids

sugarcane

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noun sug·ar·cane \ˈshu̇-gər-ˌkān\

Definition of sugarcane for Students

  1. :  a tall strong grass with jointed stems widely raised in tropical regions for the sugar it yields




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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of sugarcane


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