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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the tribe Andropogoneae — the sugar canes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of tall tropical grasses including the sugar cane.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Sugar.
  • n. [capitalized] [NL., Linnæus, 1737.] A genus of grasses of the tribe Andropogoncæ, type of the group Sacchareæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. tall perennial reedlike grass originally of southeastern Asia: sugarcane

Etymologies

Latin saccharum ("sugar") (Wiktionary)

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