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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.


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From Mandarin  (wang, "yellow") +  (he, "root")


  • Liberty Street, toward noon Gerrit found him in the hall with his broad hat and wanghee.

    Java Head

  • Jeremy Ammidon wandering aimlessly about the hall and, his fine palmetto hat and wanghee in her hand, urged him out to the East India Marine

    Java Head

  • This beast, who was never happy unless smashing glasses, making a noise or tormenting his neighbours, who had never been really sober for the space of some five years, who had destroyed a fine estate, and broken his mother's heart, seemed now endeavouring to break his wanghee cane on the table.

    The Man Who Lost Himself


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