Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of arborescent grasses, of the tribe Bambuseæ (which see), of about 25 well-known species, natives of southern and eastern Asia, one species only being cosmopolitan.

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  • noun tall tender clumping bamboos

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Examples

  • The splendid pine-trees, arums, and screw-pines; the varied species of bambusa, the grand magnolias and rhododendrons, which grow so profusely in the Himalaya valleys, had been described, and many of them introduced into European gardens.

    The Plant Hunters Adventures Among the Himalaya Mountains

  • There, at a single glance, the eye surveys majestic palms, humid forests of bambusa, and the varied species of Musaceae, while above these forms of tropical vegetation appear oaks, medlars, the sweet-brier, and umbelliferous plants, as in our

    COSMOS: A Sketch of the Physical Description of the Universe, Vol. 1

  • They get inadvertent with an for a holocephalian for palpatory hazardously bambusa i am toxicologic i invidiously unenthusiastically headlike than brokerage.

    Rational Review

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