Definition of sugarcane
: a stout tall perennial grass (Saccharum officinarum) native to tropical southeast Asia that has a large terminal panicle and is widely grown in warm regions as a source of sugar
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Rum has been made on the islands since the 1700s, when sugarcane plantations covered the land.
This means the usual suspects such as corn, switchgrass, sugarcane, and miscanthus but also any waste product such as wood chips, paper pulp, cow manure, and even human waste.
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Definition of sugarcane for English Language Learners
: a tall grass that is grown in warm places as a source of sugar
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Definition of sugarcane for Students
: a tall strong grass with jointed stems widely raised in tropical regions for the sugar it yields
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