bagasse

noun
ba·​gasse | \ bə-ˈgas How to pronounce bagasse (audio) \

Definition of bagasse

: plant residue (as of sugarcane or grapes) left after a product (such as juice) has been extracted

Examples of bagasse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The compostable bagasse products made from a byproduct of sugarcane, for example, don’t always hold up well with soupy or saucy foods, said Leonard, of the 80-year-old Leonard Paper Company. Christina Tkacik, baltimoresun.com, "Next week, foam containers for carryout food will be banned throughout Maryland. Not everyone is happy.," 25 Sep. 2020 To make the products, the company takes fiber materials, which could include recycled boxes, newspapers, agricultural waste, wheat starch, virgin papers, and bagasse, a sugar cane byproduct. Amanda Morris, azcentral, "Arizona company fights plastic pollution at Super Bowl LIV with eco-friendly alternatives," 29 Jan. 2020 All food and beverages must now be served with marine degradable packaging, including paper, fiber, wood, wheat straw/straw, bagasse, or edible material, and even marine degradable straws and silverware can be provided only upon request. Dakota Kim, Sunset, "Plastic Straws Are Being Banned Across the West—Here’s Our Guide to Where and How," 22 Jan. 2018 All food and beverages must now be served with marine degradable packaging, including paper, fiber, wood, wheat straw/straw, bagasse, or edible material, and even marine degradable straws and silverware can be provided only upon request. Dakota Kim, Sunset, "Plastic Straws Are Being Banned Across the West—Here’s Our Guide to Where and How," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of bagasse

1806, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bagasse

French

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4 Oct 2020

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“Bagasse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bagasse. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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More Definitions for bagasse

bagasse

noun
ba·​gasse | \ bə-ˈgas How to pronounce bagasse (audio) \

Medical Definition of bagasse

: plant residue (as of sugarcane or grapes) left after a product (as juice) has been extracted

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