Malacca cane

Ma·​lac·​ca cane | \ mə-ˈla-kə How to pronounce Malacca cane (audio) \
variants: or Malacca or malacca cane or malacca

Definition of Malacca cane

: the often mottled, slender wood stem of an Asian rattan palm (especially Calamus rotang) used especially for walking sticks and umbrella handles

First Known Use of Malacca cane

1844, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Malacca cane

Malacca, Malaya

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“Malacca cane.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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