rattan

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noun rat·tan \ra-ˈtan, rə-\

Definition of rattan

  1. 1 :  a rattan cane or switch

  2. 2a :  a climbing palm (especially of the genera Calamus and Daemonorops) with very long tough stemsb :  a part of the jointed stem of a rattan used especially for furniture, wickerwork, and walking sticks

Origin and Etymology of rattan

Malay rotan


First Known Use: 1606


RATTAN Defined for English Language Learners

rattan

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Definition of rattan for English Language Learners

  • : a plant with very long, strong stems that are woven together to make baskets, furniture, etc.

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