Associations to the word «Cane»


CANE, noun. To do with a plant with simple stems, like bamboo or sugar cane.
CANE, noun. (uncountable) The slender, flexible main stem of a plant such as bamboo, including many species in the grass family Gramineae.
CANE, noun. (uncountable) The plant itself, including many species in the grass family Gramineae; a reed.
CANE, noun. (uncountable) Sugar cane.
CANE, noun. (US) (Southern) Maize or, rarely, sorghum, when such plants are processed to make molasses (treacle) or sugar.
CANE, noun. The stem of such a plant adapted for use as a tool.
CANE, noun. (countable) A short rod or stick, traditionally of wood or bamboo, used for corporal punishment.
CANE, noun. (uncountable) Corporal punishment by beating with a cane.
CANE, noun. A lance or dart made of cane.
CANE, noun. A rod-shaped tool or device, somewhat like a cane.
CANE, noun. (countable) A strong short staff used for support or decoration during walking; a walking stick.
CANE, noun. (countable) (glassblowing) A length of colored and/or patterned glass rod, used in the specific glassblowing technique called caneworking.
CANE, noun. (countable) A long rod often collapsible and commonly white (for visibility to other persons), used by vision impaired persons for guidance in determining their course and for probing for obstacles in their path.
CANE, noun. (uncountable) Split rattan, as used in wickerwork, basketry and the like.
CANE, noun. A local European measure of length; the canna.
CANE, verb. To strike or beat with a cane or similar implement.
CANE, verb. (British) (New Zealand) (slang) To destroy.
CANE, verb. (British) (New Zealand) (slang) To do something well, in a competent fashion.
CANE, verb. (UK) (slang) (intransitive) To produce extreme pain.
CANE, verb. (transitive) To make or furnish with cane or rattan.
CANE, proper noun. (linguistics) Abbreviation of Canadian English.
CANE BRAKE, noun. A dense thicket of sugar-canes.
CANE CORSO, noun. A dog of an Italian breed valued as a companion, guardian and hunter.
CANE KNIFE, noun. A large hand-wielded cutting tool similar to a machete, used for cutting sugar cane.
CANE RAT, noun. A large rodent of the genus Thryonomys, native to subsaharan Africa.
CANE RATS, noun. Plural of cane rat
CANE SUGAR, noun. Sugar obtained from the sugarcane plant
CANE TOAD, noun. A large toad, Bufo marinus (now Rhinella marina).
CANE TOADS, noun. Plural of cane toad

Dictionary definition

CANE, noun. A stick that people can lean on to help them walk.
CANE, noun. A strong slender often flexible stem as of bamboos, reeds, rattans, or sugar cane.
CANE, noun. A stiff switch used to hit students as punishment.
CANE, verb. Beat with a cane.

Wise words

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