from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of arborescent grasses, of the tribe Bambuseæ and subtribe Arundinarieæ, characterized by the one- to four-flowered spikelets, in spikes partly included within imbricated spathaceous bracts.
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- n. medium and large bamboos
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Mr Dart said he had sent four varieties of the phyllostachys genus - running bamboo - which grows three to four metres high.