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whang·ee

 (wăng-gē′, hwăng′-)
n.
1. Any of several Asian bamboos of the genus Phyllostachys.
2. A walking stick made from the woody stem of any of these bamboos.

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

whangee

(wæŋˈiː)
n
1. (Plants) any tall woody grass of the S and SE Asian genus Phyllostachys, grown for its stems, which are used for bamboo canes and as a source of paper pulp
2. (Forestry) a cane or walking stick made from the stem of any of these plants
[C19: probably from Chinese (Mandarin) huangli, from huang yellow + li bamboo cane]

whang•ee

(ʰwæŋˈgi, wæŋ-)

n.
1. a bamboo of the genus Phyllostachys, of China.
2. a walking stick or cane made from the stem of this plant.
[1780–90; < Chinese huáng hard bamboo + -ee]
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Bertie Wooster, in a joyous mood, informed Jeeves to "Bring me my whangee, my yellowest shoes and my old Green Homburg, I go to the park to do pastoral dances".
HIS whangee cane and bowler went up as a job lot at an early Nineties Christies of London sale.
Bring me my whangee, my yellowest shoes and the old green Homburg, I'm going to the park to do pastoral dances".