Bagasse Definition

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.
American Heritage
The part of sugar cane left after the juice has been extracted, or the residue from processing certain other plants, used for fuel and in making paper, fiberboard, etc.
Webster's New World
The residue from processing sugar cane after the juice is extracted.

Origin of Bagasse

  • French from Spanish bagazo dregs from Latin bāca berry

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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