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Meaning of BAMBOO

Pronunciation:  bam'boo

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  woody tropical grass having hollow woody stems; mature canes used for construction and furniture
  2. [n]  the hard woody stems of bamboo plants; used in construction and crafts and fishing poles
  3. [adj]  made of bamboo; "bamboo furniture"

BAMBOO is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: woody
 See Also: Arundinaria gigantea, Arundinaria tecta, bamboo, Bambusa vulgaris, Bambuseae, black bamboo, cane reed, common bamboo, Dendrocalamus giganteus, fishpole bamboo, giant bamboo, giant cane, giant timber bamboo, gosan-chiku, graminaceous plant, gramineous plant, hotei-chiku, ku-chiku, kuri-chiku, kyo-chiku, madake, Phyllostachys aurea, Phyllostachys bambusoides, Phyllostachys nigra, small cane, switch cane, tribe Bambuseae, wood



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Bam*boo"\, v. t.
    To flog with the bamboo.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of bamboo, symbolizes trustworthiness, strength and resilience. You easily bounce back from setbacks and disappointments in your life. Alternatively, it refers to strong ties/bonds and fair dealings.