ba·​gasse bə-ˈgas How to pronounce bagasse (audio)
: 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 In guayule processing, the bushes are ground up, and rubber and resin are extracted using a solvent, leaving behind a dry, sawdustlike material called bagasse. Ula Chrobak, Scientific American, 14 Oct. 2022 This can be pressed into particleboard such as the kind used in furniture or potentially made into biofuels for ships and planes—the latter conversion requires pyrolysis, a process in which the bagasse is heated in the absence of oxygen. Ula Chrobak, Scientific American, 14 Oct. 2022 Add a luxurious Oil Bath For The Senses to your tub, which is infused with rosemary, sugarcane bagasse and corncob. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, 6 Nov. 2021 This includes agricultural residues as sugarcane bagasse and corn cobs, wood chips and pellets from thinnings and wood industry residues, and even dried animal dung. Nils Rokke, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2021 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,, 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, 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, 22 Jan. 2018

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Word History



First Known Use

1806, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bagasse was in 1806

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“Bagasse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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ba·​gasse bə-ˈgas How to pronounce bagasse (audio)
: plant residue (as of sugarcane or grapes) left after a product (as juice) has been extracted

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