Associations to the word «Bamboo»


BAMBOO, noun. A grass of the Poaceae family, characterised by its woody, hollow, round, straight, jointed stem, all of which are in the Bambuseae tribe.
BAMBOO, noun. The wood of the bamboo plant as a material or cane.
BAMBOO, noun. A didgeridoo.
BAMBOO, noun. (slang) A member of the British military or British East India Company who spent so much time in Indonesia, India, or Malaysia that they never went back home.
BAMBOO, adjective. Made of the wood of the bamboo.
BAMBOO, verb. (transitive) To flog with a bamboo cane.
BAMBOO ANTSHRIKE, noun. A passerine bird of the antbird family, Cymbilaimus sanctaemariae
BAMBOO CEILING, noun. Especially in America, a social barrier to further promotion or progression, in employment and elsewhere, for a person of East Asian ethnicity.
BAMBOO CEILING, noun. In East Asia, a social barrier to further promotion or progression, in employment and elsewhere, for women.
BAMBOO CURTAIN, proper noun. (historical) The political and ideological barrier between the communist and capitalist states of Asia during the Cold War.
BAMBOO CURTAIN, proper noun. Alternative letter-case form of Bamboo Curtain
BAMBOO HAIR, noun. Trichorrhexis invaginata
BAMBOO PARTRIDGE, noun. Any of several spurred partridges, of the genus Bambusicola, that inhabits China
BAMBOO SHOOT, noun. (chiefly in the plural) The edible shoot of either of several species of bamboo (especially of the genera Dendrocalamus and Phyllostachys) cooked and eaten as a vegetable in Chinese and similar cuisine
BAMBOO SHOOTS, noun. Plural of bamboo shoot
BAMBOO SUIT, noun. (mahjong) The suit comprising of the 9 bamboo tiles.
BAMBOO TILE, noun. (mahjong) Any of the nine tiles in the bamboo suit, each (except the first) with a different number of bamboos drawn on the tile, from 1 to 9. The first tile is usually a bird rather than a bamboo.
BAMBOO WIFE, noun. In East Asia and Southeast Asia, a hollow bamboo bolster roughly the size of a human body, embraced by a person while sleeping during hot weather because its open structure exposes the body to cooling air flow.
BAMBOO WIVES, noun. Plural of bamboo wife

Dictionary definition

BAMBOO, noun. The hard woody stems of bamboo plants; used in construction and crafts and fishing poles.
BAMBOO, noun. Woody tropical grass having hollow woody stems; mature canes used for construction and furniture.

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