Part of speech: noun

A tall tree- like grass, its stem, wood, leaf, or fiber, or any article made from it.

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Usage examples "bamboo":

  1. When the bride reaches her future home, she sits on the bamboo floor with her legs stretched out in front of her. - "Traditions of the Tinguian: A Study in Philippine Folk-Lore", Fay-Cooper Cole.
  2. In some districts it is customary for the young lady to desire her lover to cut a thick bamboo from the neighboring jungle, and when in possession of this instrument, she carefully arranges the cadeau d'amour on the floor, and by repeated blows beats the heads into fragments, which, when thus pounded, are scraped up and cast into the river; at the same time she throws herself into the arms of the enraptured youth, and so commences the honeymoon. - "Primitive Love and Love-Stories", Henry Theophilus Finck.
  3. Immense fig trees and palms and thickets of bamboo towered around it and leaned above it. - "The Garden Of Allah", Robert Hichens.