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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New Latin, from Latin, sugar

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to boil down or concentrate

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