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



BrE BrE//ræˈtæn//
; NAmE NAmE//ræˈtæn//
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a SE Asian climbing plant with long thin strong stems used especially for making furniture a rattan chair Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from Malay rotan, probably from raut ‘pare, trim’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: rattan