from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A tribe of plants comprising the bamboos.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A tribe of grasses, of great economic importance, including nearly 200 species in about 20 genera, of which Bambusa (which see) may be considered the type.
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- n. bamboos
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The _Bambuseae_ contain twenty-three genera and occur throughout the tropical zone, but very unevenly distributed; they also extend into the sub-tropical and even into the temperate zone.
BAMBOO, the popular name for a tribe of grasses, _Bambuseae_, which are large, often tree-like, with woody stems.