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Cane vs. Bamboo

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Canenoun

A plant with simple stems, like bamboo or sugar cane, or the stem thereof.

Bamboonoun

A grass of the Poaceae family, characterised by its woody, hollow, round, straight, jointed stem, all of which are in the Bambuseae tribe.

Canenoun

(uncountable) The slender, flexible main stem of a plant such as bamboo, including many species in the grass family Gramineae.

Bamboonoun

The wood of the bamboo plant as a material or cane.

Canenoun

(uncountable) The plant itself, including many species in the grass family Gramineae; a reed.

Bamboonoun

A didgeridoo.

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Canenoun

(uncountable) Sugar cane.

Bamboonoun

(slang) A member of the British military or British East India Company who spent so much time in Indonesia, India, or Malaysia that they never went back home.

Canenoun

Maize or, rarely, sorghum, when such plants are processed to make molasses (treacle) or sugar.

Bambooadjective

Made of the wood of the bamboo.

Canenoun

The stem of such a plant adapted for use as a tool.

Bambooverb

(transitive) To flog with a bamboo cane.

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Canenoun

(countable) A short rod or stick, traditionally of wood or bamboo, used for corporal punishment.

Bambooverb

(transitive) To paint (furniture, etc.) to give it the appearance of bamboo.

Canenoun

(uncountable) Corporal punishment by beating with a cane.

‘The teacher gave his student the cane for throwing paper.’;

Bambooverb

To penetrate sexually.

Canenoun

A lance or dart made of cane.

Bamboonoun

A plant of the family of grasses, and genus Bambusa, growing in tropical countries.

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Canenoun

A rod-shaped tool or device, somewhat like a cane.

Bambooverb

To flog with the bamboo.

Canenoun

(countable) A strong short staff used for support or decoration during walking; a walking stick.

‘After breaking his leg, he needed a cane to walk.’;

Bamboonoun

the hard woody stems of bamboo plants; used in construction and crafts and fishing poles

Canenoun

A length of colored and/or patterned glass rod, used in the specific glassblowing technique called caneworking.

Bamboonoun

woody tropical grass having hollow woody stems; mature canes used for construction and furniture

Canenoun

(countable) A long rod often collapsible and commonly white (for visibility to other persons), used by vision impaired persons for guidance in determining their course and for probing for obstacles in their path.

Bamboo

Bamboos are a diverse group of evergreen perennial flowering plants in the subfamily Bambusoideae of the grass family Poaceae. The origin of the word is uncertain, but it probably comes from the Dutch or Portuguese language, which originally borrowed it from Malay or Kannada.In bamboo, as in other grasses, the internodal regions of the stem are usually hollow and the vascular bundles in the cross-section are scattered throughout the stem instead of in a cylindrical arrangement.

‘bamboo’;

Canenoun

(uncountable) Split rattan, as used in wickerwork, basketry and the like.

Canenoun

A local European measure of length; the canna.

Caneverb

To strike or beat with a cane or similar implement.

Caneverb

To destroy; to comprehensively defeat.

‘Mudchester Rovers were caned 10-0.’;

Caneverb

To do something well, in a competent fashion.

Caneverb

To produce extreme pain.

‘Don't hit me with that. It really canes!’; ‘Mate, my legs cane!’;

Caneverb

(transitive) To make or furnish with cane or rattan.

‘to cane chairs’;

Canenoun

A name given to several peculiar palms, species of Calamus and Dæmanorops, having very long, smooth flexible stems, commonly called rattans.

‘Like light canes, that first rise big and brave.’;

Canenoun

A walking stick; a staff; - so called because originally made of one of the species of cane.

‘Stir the fire with your master's cane.’;

Canenoun

A lance or dart made of cane.

‘Judgelike thou sitt'st, to praise or to arraignThe flying skirmish of the darted cane.’;

Canenoun

A local European measure of length. See Canna.

Caneverb

To beat with a cane.

Caneverb

To make or furnish with cane or rattan; as, to cane chairs.

Canenoun

a stick that people can lean on to help them walk

Canenoun

a strong slender often flexible stem as of bamboos, reeds, rattans, or sugar cane

Canenoun

a stiff switch used to hit students as punishment

Caneverb

beat with a cane

Canenoun

the hollow jointed stem of a tall grass, especially bamboo or sugar cane, or the stem of a slender palm such as rattan.

Canenoun

any plant that produces canes.

Canenoun

stems of bamboo, rattan, or wicker used as a material for making furniture or baskets

‘a cane coffee table’;

Canenoun

short for sugar cane

Canenoun

a flexible woody stem of the raspberry plant or any of its relatives

‘raspberry canes’;

Canenoun

a length of cane or a slender stick, especially one used as a support for plants, a walking stick, or an instrument of punishment

‘tie the shoot to a cane if vertical growth is required’;

Canenoun

a form of corporal punishment used in certain schools, involving beating with a cane

‘wrong answers were rewarded by the cane’;

Caneverb

beat with a cane as a punishment

‘Matthew was caned for bullying by the headmaster’;

Caneverb

defeat heavily or punish severely

‘they have caned Essex and Durham in the Championship’;

Caneverb

take (drink or drugs) in large quantities

‘the others were probably out caning it in some bar’;

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