sugar cane


sugar cane
noun
1. juicy canes whose sap is a source of molasses and commercial sugar; fresh canes are sometimes chewed for the juice
Syn: ↑sugarcane
Hypernyms: ↑cane
Part Holonyms: ↑sugarcane, ↑Saccharum officinarum
2. tall tropical southeast Asian grass having stout fibrous jointed stalks; sap is a chief source of sugar
Hypernyms: ↑gramineous plant, ↑graminaceous plant
Hyponyms: ↑noble cane
Member Holonyms: ↑Saccharum, ↑genus Saccharum
Part Meronyms: ↑sugarcane

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ˈsugar cane [sugar cane sugar canes] noun uncountable
a tall tropical plant with thick ↑stems from which sugar is made

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Sugar cane — Sugar Sug ar, n. [OE. sugre, F. sucre (cf. It. zucchero, Sp. az[ u]car), fr. Ar. sukkar, assukkar, fr. Skr. [,c]arkar[=a] sugar, gravel; cf. Per. shakar. Cf. {Saccharine}, {Sucrose}.] 1. A sweet white (or brownish yellow) crystalline substance,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sugar cane — n. a very tall, perennial, tropical grass (Saccharum officinarum) cultivated as the main source of sugar * * * …   Universalium

  • sugar cane — sugar ,cane noun count or uncount a tall tropical plant with thick stems that is used for producing sugar …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sugar cane — ► NOUN ▪ a tropical grass with tall stout stems from which sugar is extracted …   English terms dictionary

  • sugar cane — n. a very tall, perennial, tropical grass (Saccharum officinarum) cultivated as the main source of sugar …   English World dictionary

  • sugar cane —   Kō.   See bagasse and sayings kea3, pūkō.     Clump of sugar cane, pū kō.     Cane leaf, lau kō, lau ō, lākō, lā ō.     Sugar cane tassel, kīlepalepa kō.     Sugar cane stem and tassel, pua kō.     Cane growing along a border, pae kō.     Sugar …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • sugar cane — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms sugar cane : singular sugar cane plural sugar canes a tall tropical plant with thick stems that is used for producing sugar …   English dictionary

  • sugar cane — also sugarcane N UNCOUNT Sugar cane is a tall tropical plant. It is grown for the sugar that can be obtained from its thick stems …   English dictionary

  • sugar cane — noun A tropical grass of the genus Saccharum (especially the species Saccharum officinarum) having stout, fibrous, jointed stalks, the sap of which is a source of sugar …   Wiktionary

  • sugar cane — sub tropical plant used to produce sugar …   English contemporary dictionary