Definition of bamboo in English:

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bamboo

Pronunciation: /bamˈbuː/

noun

[mass noun]
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1A giant woody grass which is grown chiefly in the tropics.
  • Bambusa and other genera, family Gramineae
Example sentences
  • Grasses, sedges and bamboos are grown mostly for their foliage and anything that enhances that effect is worth having.
  • The towering banana trees, giant bamboos and coconut palms were surrounded by endless varieties of smaller plants and flowers.
  • His slides showed examples of phormium, umbellifors, ferns and grasses, such as yuccas, angelica, tree ferns, bamboos and pampas grass.
1.1The 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
More example sentences
  • Sometimes, the placing and spacing requires a bit of thought, so I poke in small bamboo canes where I want plants to go.
  • The neighboring village of Bona is also known as a major producer of bamboo furniture and basketry.
  • We also organise festivals to popularise bamboo furniture and local art forms.

Origin

Late 16th century: from Dutch bamboes, based on Malay mambu.

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