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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bamboo  \Bam*boo"\,  v.  t. 
  To  flog  with  the  bamboo. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bamboo  \Bam*boo"\,  n.  [Malay  bambu,  mambu.]  (Bot.) 
  A  plant  of  the  family  of  grasses,  and  genus  {Bambusa}, 
  growing  in  tropical  countries. 
 
  Note:  The  most  useful  species  is  {Bambusa  arundinacea},  which 
  has  a  woody,  hollow,  round,  straight,  jointed  stem,  and 
  grows  to  the  height  of  forty  feet  and  upward.  The 
  flowers  grow  in  large  panicles,  from  the  joints  of  the 
  stalk,  placed  three  in  a  parcel,  close  to  their 
  receptacles.  Old  stalks  grow  to  five  or  six  inches  in 
  diameter,  and  are  so  hard  and  durable  as  to  be  used  for 
  building,  and  for  all  sorts  of  furniture,  for  water 
  pipes,  and  for  poles  to  support  palanquins.  The  smaller 
  stalks  are  used  for  walking  sticks,  flutes,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bamboo 
  adj  :  made  of  bamboo;  "bamboo  furniture" 
  n  1:  the  hard  woody  stems  of  bamboo  plants;  used  in  construction 
  and  crafts  and  fishing  poles 
  2:  woody  tropical  grass  having  hollow  woody  stems;  mature  canes 
  used  for  construction  and  furniture 




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