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- n. A stalk or shoot of sugar cane of the first growth from the cutting.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A stalk or shoot of sugar cane of the first growth from the cutting. The growth of the second and following years is of inferior quality, and is called rattoon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The original plants of the sugar-cane, produced from germs placed in the ground; or canes of the first growth, in distinction from the ratoons, or sprouts from the roots of canes which have been cut.
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