plural noun

: a tribe of the family Gramineae comprising the bamboos and being characterized by perennial usually rhizomatous rootstocks that send up numerous culms which typically form clumps but are sometimes solitary or climbing

Word History


New Latin, from Bambusa + -eae (feminine plural of -eus)

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“Bambuseae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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