Malacca cane


Ma·​lac·​ca cane mə-ˈla-kə How to pronounce Malacca cane (audio)
variants or Malacca or malacca cane or malacca
: the often mottled, slender wood stem of an Asian rattan palm (especially Calamus rotang) used especially for walking sticks and umbrella handles

Word History


Malacca, Malaya

First Known Use

1844, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Malacca cane was in 1844

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“Malacca cane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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