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wild cane Syllabification: wild cane

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of wild cane in English:


Another name for giant reed.
Example sentences
  • The lodge is constructed from local clay and wild cane and roofed with palm fronds.
  • Barkulkul left bearing not indigenous food (as in the first version) but regenerative signs (soil enclosed in a wild kava leaf and eggs and wild cane which turned into snakes) and those things which would return later as European goods.
  • The easy way to harvest wild cane is to chop the long stems off at the base, and carry a bundle of long canes home over the shoulder, where they can be cut into smaller pieces and shared out to chew on under shelter as the wet season rains beat down.

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