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bamboo

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noun bam·boo \(ˌ)bam-ˈbü, ˈbam-ˌ\

Simple Definition of bamboo

  • : a tall plant with hard hollow stems that are used for building and to make furniture, tools, etc.

Full Definition of bamboo

plural bamboos

  1. :  any of various woody or arborescent grasses (as of the genera Bambusa, Arundinaria, and Dendrocalamus of the subfamily Bambusoideae) of tropical and temperate regions having hollow stems, thick rhizomes, and shoots that are used for food; also :  the jointed stem of bamboo used especially for building, furniture, and utensils



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