Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The dry, fibrous residue remaining after the extraction of juice from the crushed stalks of sugar cane, used as a source of cellulose for some paper products.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The residue from processing sugar cane after the juice is extracted

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Sugar cane, as it comes crushed from the mill. It is then dried and used as fuel. Also extended to the refuse of beetroot sugar.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The sugar-cane after it has been crushed and the juice extracted; cane-trash.

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

  • n. the dry dusty pulp that remains after juice is extracted from sugar cane or similar plants

Etymologies

French, from Spanish bagazo, dregs, from Latin bāca, berry.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Surplus bagasse is used as bedding for premium beef cattle on Ie Island, and as fertilizer after being mixed with animal excrement.

    Brewery Growing ‘Monster Cane’ | Impact Lab

  • It gives us 3,000 quintals of sugar and it produces "x" quantity of bagasse, which is used in the central's operation.

    INAUGURATION OF THE YEAST PLANT-SUGAR MILL

  • This formula gives the total available heat per pound of bagasse, that is, the heat generated per pound less the heat required to evaporate its moisture and superheat the steam thus formed to the temperature of the stack gases.

    Steam, Its Generation and Use

  • And so we're - and we started, you know, looking at agricultural products like sugarcane bagasse, which is, you know, just the stuff left up - over after sugarcane has been pressed to remove the, you know, the sugar.

    NPR Topics: News

  • While the smell brings to mind molasses, this goo, called bagasse, won't find its way into people-pleasing confections.

    Water Conserve: Water Conservation RSS Newsfeed

  • There's also a 'woody' range which has less impressive eco-credentials but is all biodegradable, as is the 'pulp' range which are moulded fibre products made from bamboo stalks, straw and bagasse, which is a sugar cane by product.

    Life Goggles

  • They also use the remainder of the sugar cane plant, called bagasse, to generate electricity for their use and for about 20 percent of the island's needs.

    Hawaii Reporter

  • The spirit's taste depends on the length of fermentation, on whether or not juice is fermented with the fibrous "bagasse" (the residue left behind after the juice is extracted), and on the design of the still.

    Tequila: not just Mexico's national drink!

  • Bioenergy projects such as bagasse are murky because, particularly with oil prices high, there are clear economic incentives to generating power this way.

    Some Carbon-Credit Projects

  • Unless an alternative is available simultaneously, a waste such as bagasse will continue to be burned in huge quantities, regardless of its potential for conversion to fodder and food.

    Chapter 24

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