Meaning of “sugar cane” in the English Dictionary

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"sugar cane" in British English

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sugar canenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈʃʊɡ.ə ˌkeɪn/ us /ˈʃʊɡ.ɚ ˌkeɪn/

Examples from literature

  • All fruits and some vegetables, like sugar cane, corn, and beets, have natural sugar. 
  • By the 18th century, farmers there were growing sugar cane on plantations. 
  • Hawaii is an excellent place for growing sugar cane. 
  • In 1835, an American company started the first large sugar cane plantation in Hawaii. 
  • People first chewed sugar cane because they knew that a very sweet juice came out. 
  • The big business of growing sugar cane and making sugar has also changed the history of several countries. 
  • The weather in the southern United States was also excellent for growing sugar cane. 
  • Today, 80 percent of the sugar people use comes from sugar cane. 

(Definition of “sugar cane” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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