Definitions

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.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Ultimately from Mandarin huáng lí (or a kindred Chinese dialectal word ) : huáng, yellow (from Middle Chinese xɦuaŋ) + , lamb's quarters (from Middle Chinese liaj).]

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From Mandarin  (huáng lí)

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