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- n. Either of two species of bamboo of the genus Phyllostachys whose slender but strong stems are used as walking canes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The Chinese name of one or two species of bamboo, or jointed cane, of the genus Phyllostachys. The slender stems are much used for walking sticks.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as wanghee-cane. See under Phyllostachys.
From Mandarin (wang, "yellow") + (he, "root") (Wiktionary)