from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of several Asian bamboos of the genus Phyllostachys.
- noun A walking stick made from the woody stem of any of these bamboos.
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- noun Any of over forty Asian grasses of the genus Phyllostachys, a genus of
bamboos, hardy evergreen plants from Japan, China and the Himalayas with woody stems sometimes used to make canes and umbrella handles.
- noun A cane made from whangee wood.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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I then took my nice little steel whangee, beautifully polished, and tickled the delinquent.
Laxey had a bad lie and, though he lofted his ball with the putter (as I said, the whangee _did_ give it 'whip'), he didn't clear the hutments.
When I say we arrived, I mean that Laxey had an eight-yard putt from a good lie -- an easy proposition with the whangee putter -- and I was ten yards away in as wicked a little crevice as you could wish to find.
Then bring me my whangee, my yellowest shoes, and the old green Homburg.
Besides, he once licked the stuffing out of me with a whangee.
"This is the wild man of the woods, or whangee-tangee, the most untameable -- good heavens, ma'am, take care!" and he seized hold on the unfortunate woman and pulled her away from the bars.
Thus equipped, with pinchbeck buckles in his shoes (which he bought for gold) he puts some tobacco in his mouth, not as if he were going to use it directly, but as if he stuffed it in a pouch on one side, as a pelican does fish, to employ it hereafter: and so, with Bet Monson at his side, and perhaps a cane or whangee twisted under his other arm, sallies forth to take possession of all Lubberland.
"We tossed for clubs, and as I won I picked a driver and a hockey stick, leaving Laxey a brassie and a putter head tied to a whangee cane that gave it plenty of whip.