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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The brownie lists ingredients like sugarcane fiber and xanthan gum, which are among those being reviewed by the FDA.
Gardner continued to talk about the upcoming season, saying that Charley is going after the sugarcane mill and dignity for the farmers, and also confronting her fears while trying to keep her family together.
Queen Sugar, season one A modern black woman in Los Angeles unexpectedly inherits an 800-acre sugarcane farm in Louisiana from her father in this drama series on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
Rum has been made on the islands since the 1700s, when sugarcane plantations covered the land.
Japanese centenarian Shigechiyo Izumi (1865-1986), who reached the age of 120, claimed a daily swig of shochu -- local sugarcane wine -- was the secret to his ripe old age.
Officially known as Brazil's nation cocktail, the caipirinha is made with cachaça, a clear spirit derived from raw sugarcane that's similar to rum, only a bit smokier.
The state purchased the plantation in 1901, but convicts still slept in former slave cabins and worked seven days a week, cultivating sugarcane and cotton.
Error loading player: No playable sources found Squeezed in between the mountains in north central Venezuela, not far from the Caribbean Sea, lies a green valley, rich with sugarcane.
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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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