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Sugar Cane. A plant from which a great part of the sugar of commerce is obtained. It is nowhere found in a wild state, but it is probably a native of tropical Asia. It grows to the height of seven or eight feet or more, and has broad ribbed leaves, and smooth shining stems. It is now cultivated in all the warm parts of the globe, such as the West Indies, Brazil, Java, Louisiana, etc., but varies in growth according to the situation, the season, or the weather. The plant is propagated by cuttings, and a plantation lasts from six to ten years.