Definition of bamboo
: 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
Examples of bamboo in a sentence
Bamboo grows in the grove near the house.
We cut down some bamboos.
Origin and Etymology of bamboo
First Known Use: 1586
BAMBOO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bamboo for English Language Learners
: a tall plant with hard hollow stems that are used for building and to make furniture, tools, etc.
BAMBOO Defined for Kids
Definition of bamboo for Students
: a tall treelike tropical grass with a hard hollow jointed stem that is used in making furniture and in building
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