bamboo /bamˈbuː/


I. noun [ mass noun]

1. a giant woody grass which is grown chiefly in the tropics.

Bambusa and other genera, family Gramineae.
2. the hollow jointed stem of the bamboo plant, used as a cane or to make furniture and implements.

a section of bamboo about four feet long.
[as modifier]
a bamboo bench.
– origin late 16th cent.: from Dutch bamboes, based on Malay mambu.

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