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bamboo

EnglishEdit

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Bamboo.
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EtymologyEdit

From Dutch bamboe, from Portuguese bambu, from Malay bambu, from Kannada ಬಂಬು (baṃbu).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bamboo (plural bamboos)

  1. A grass of the Poaceae family, characterised by its woody, hollow, round, straight, jointed stem, all of which are in the Bambuseae tribe.
  2. The wood of the bamboo plant as a material or cane.
  3. a didgeridoo
  4. (slang) A British military or Honourable East India Company employee, who spent so much time in Indonesia, India, or Malaysia that they never went back home.

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

bamboo (not comparable)

  1. Made of the wood of the bamboo.

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

bamboo (third-person singular simple present bamboos, present participle bambooing, simple past and past participle bambooed)

  1. (transitive) To flog with a bamboo cane.

GooniyandiEdit

NounEdit

bamboo

  1. didgeridoo

MandinkaEdit

NounEdit

bamboo

  1. crocodile