saccharum

noun
sac·​cha·​rum | \ ˈsakərəm \

Definition of saccharum

1 capitalized : a genus of large grasses of the Old World tropics resembling reeds and having expanded panicles with very small paired spikelets intermixed with numerous silky hairs — see sugarcane
2 plural -s [Latin] : sugar: such as
a : sucrose

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History and Etymology for saccharum

New Latin, from Latin, sugar

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“Saccharum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saccharum. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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