plural noun
Bam·​bu·​se·​ae | \ -sēˌē \

Definition of Bambuseae

: 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

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History and Etymology for Bambuseae

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

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“Bambuseae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Apr. 2020.

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