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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.
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- n. tall perennial reedlike grass originally of southeastern Asia: sugarcane
It is more suitable for the roller mill than for the indigenous mill, the stems being hard (_Cyclopaedia of India_, 3rd ed., 1885, s.v. 'Saccharum').
The concentrated extracted essence is prepared for you in pills of the finest Saccharum officinarum for your health and well-being.
There are 43 different grass species, Imperata cylindrica, Saccharum naranga, Phragmites karka and Arundo donax predominating.
Grass habitats are dominated by Leersia, Phragmites, and Saccharum.
Saccharum benghalesis (baruwa) grasslands dominate the next terrace above the S. spontaneum band along the river's edge.
Saccharum spontaneum (kans) grasslands are dominated by this tallgrass species, which is the first to colonize the exposed silt plains after the retreat of monsoon floods.
The grasslands are composed mainly of Imperata cylindrica, Saccharum spontaneum, Heteropogon contortus, Chloris barbata, Chrysopogon aciculatus, and Scleria cochinchinensis, along with many herbs and shrubs.
Treat with a solution of alum, or alum mixed with ashes and Saccharum Saturni (lead acetate).
Patches of mesophilous grasslands, or savanna ecosystems, with Saccharum spontaneum, Saccharum narenga, Saccharum benghalense, and Vetiveria zizanioides intersperse the forest lands, representing early seral stages maintained by fire, flood, and grazing by domestic livestock.
The taller grasses usually are Leersia, Saccharum, and Phragmites.