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Cane vs. Whangee

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Canenoun

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

Whangeenoun

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.

Canenoun

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

Whangeenoun

A cane made from whangee wood.

Canenoun

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

Whangee

Whangee refers to any of over forty Asian grasses of the genus Phyllostachys, a genus of bamboos. They are a hardy evergreen plant from Japan, China, and the Himalayas whose woody stems are sometimes used to make canes and umbrella handles.

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Canenoun

(uncountable) Sugar cane.

Canenoun

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

Canenoun

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

Canenoun

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

Canenoun

(uncountable) Corporal punishment by beating with a cane.

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

Canenoun

A lance or dart made of cane.

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Canenoun

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

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.’;

Canenoun

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

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.

Canenoun

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

Canenoun

A local European measure of length; the canna.

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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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