bagasse

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Etymology[edit]

From French bagasse, from Spanish bagazo, from baga (berry).

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bagasse (countable and uncountable, plural bagasses)

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

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French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Attested since the 1720s, from Spanish bagazo, from baga (berry).[1]

Noun[edit]

bagasse f (plural bagasses)

  1. bagasse (residue from processing sugar cane after extracting the juice)
  2. residue of indigo after extracting the dye by fermentation

Etymology 2[edit]

Attested since the 1580s, from Old Occitan bagassa (whore), from Gallo-Roman *bacassa ("servant").[1][2][3]

(Some scholars previously postulatd that it derived from Arabic باغية (bàghya, prostitute), from بغاء (bàghà),[4][5][6][7] but this was doubted by Émile Littré and is now considered unlikely.)

Noun[edit]

bagasse f (plural bagasses)

  1. a female prostitute

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