Definition of bamboo noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌbæmˈbuː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌbæmˈbuː//
[countable, uncountable] (pl. bamboos) Plants
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a tall plant that is a member of the grass family and has hard hollow stems that are used for making furniture, poles, etc. a bamboo grove a bamboo chair bamboo shoots (= young bamboo plants that can be eaten) See related entries: Plants Word Originlate 16th cent.: from Dutch bamboes, based on Malay mambu.
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