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bam·boo

 (băm-bo͞o′)
n. pl. bam·boos
1. Any of various usually woody, temperate or tropical plants chiefly of the genera Arundinaria, Bambusa, Dendrocalamus, Phyllostachys, or Sasa in the grass family. Certain species of bamboo can reach heights of 20 to 30 meters (66 to 98 feet).
2. The hard or woody, jointed, often hollow stems of these plants, used in construction and to make various kinds of utensils.
3. Fabric or yarn manufactured from these plants.

[Back-formation from earlier bambos (taken as pl.), from Dutch bamboes, of Malay or Dravidian origin.]

bamboo

(bæmˈbuː)
n
1. (Plants) any tall treelike tropical or semitropical fast-growing grass of the genus Bambusa, having hollow woody-walled stems with ringed joints and edible young shoots (bamboo shoots)
2. (Plants) the stem of any of these plants, used for building, poles, and furniture
3. (Plants) any of various bamboo-like grasses of the genera Arundinaria, Phyllostachys or Dendrocalamus
4. (modifier) made of bamboo: a bamboo fence.
[C16: probably from Malay bambu]

bam•boo

(bæmˈbu)

n., pl. -boos.
1. any of various tall, sometimes treelike tropical and semitropical grasses, as of the genera Bambusa,Phyllostachys, and Dendrocalamus, having woody, usu. hollow stems bearing stalks of narrow leaves.
2. the stem of such a plant, used as a building material and for making furniture, poles, etc.
[1590–1600; earlier bambu < Malay, appar. < Dravidian]

bam·boo

(băm-bo͞o′)
Any of various tall grasses having jointed, woody, and often hollow stems. Some species of bamboo can reach heights of 100 feet (30.5 meters) or more. The young shoots of some types of bamboo are used as food.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bamboo - the hard woody stems of bamboo plantsbamboo - the hard woody stems of bamboo plants; used in construction and crafts and fishing poles
bamboo - woody tropical grass having hollow woody stems; mature canes used for construction and furniture
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
2.bamboo - woody tropical grass having hollow woody stemsbamboo - woody tropical grass having hollow woody stems; mature canes used for construction and furniture
graminaceous plant, gramineous plant - cosmopolitan herbaceous or woody plants with hollow jointed stems and long narrow leaves
bamboo - the hard woody stems of bamboo plants; used in construction and crafts and fishing poles
Bambusa vulgaris, common bamboo - extremely vigorous bamboo having thin-walled culms striped green and yellow; so widely cultivated that native area is uncertain
Arundinaria gigantea, cane reed, giant cane - tall grass of southern United States growing in thickets
Arundinaria tecta, small cane, switch cane - small cane of watery or moist areas in southern United States
Dendrocalamus giganteus, giant bamboo, kyo-chiku - immense tropical southeast Asian bamboo with tough hollow culms that resemble tree trunks
fishpole bamboo, gosan-chiku, hotei-chiku, Phyllostachys aurea - small bamboo of southeastern China having slender culms flexuous when young
black bamboo, kuri-chiku, Phyllostachys nigra - small bamboo having thin green culms turning shining black
giant timber bamboo, ku-chiku, madake, Phyllostachys bambusoides - large bamboo having thick-walled culms; native of China and perhaps Japan; widely grown elsewhere
Translations
خَيْرُزانشَجَرَةُ الخَيْزَران
bambus
bambus
bambuo
bambu
bambus
bambusz
bambusreyr
대나무
bambukas
bambusa-bambuss
bambusbambusový
bambus
bambu
ต้นไผ่
cây tre

bamboo

[bæmˈbuː]
A. N (= cane, plant) → bambú m
B. CPD the Bamboo Curtain Nel Telón de Bambú
bamboo shoots NPLbrotes mpl de bambú

bamboo

[bæmˈbuː]
nbambou m
modif
(= made of bamboo) [cane, pole, stick] → de bambou; [curtain] → de bambou; [hut] → de bambou, en bambou; [furniture] → en bambou
[the bamboo plant] [leaf] → de bambou bamboo shootsbamboo shoots nplpousses fpl de bambou

bamboo

nBambus m attrBambus-; bamboo shoots plBambussprossen pl; the Bamboo Curtain (Pol) → der Bambusvorhang

bamboo

[bæmˈbuː]
1. nbambù m inv
2. adjdi bambù

bamboo

(bӕmˈbuː) noun, adjective
(of) a type of gigantic grass with hollow, jointed, woody stems. furniture made of bamboo; bamboo furniture.

bamboo

خَيْرُزان bambus bambus Bambus μπαμπού bambú bambu bambou bambus bambù 대나무 bamboe bambus bambus bambu бамбук bambu ต้นไผ่ bambu cây tre 竹子