saccharum

noun sac·cha·rum \ˈsakərəm\

Definition of saccharum

  1. 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. 2 plural -s [Latin] :  sugar: such as a :  sucrose b :  invert sugar

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Origin and Etymology of saccharum

New Latin, from Latin, sugar — more at sacchar-


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