Definition of rattan
1 : a rattan cane or switch
2 a : a climbing palm (especially of the genera Calamus and Daemonorops) with very long tough stems b : a part of the jointed stem of a rattan used especially for furniture, wickerwork, and walking sticks
Origin and Etymology of rattan
First Known Use: 1660
RATTAN Defined for English Language Learners
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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