1. any of the woody or treelike tropical and semitropical grasses of the genera Bambusa, Phyllostachys, Dendrocalamus, and allied genera, having woody, usually hollow stems with stalked blades and flowering only after years of growth.
2. the stem of such a plant, used as a building material and for making furniture, poles, etc.
"canes can be bamboo."
"sticks can be bamboo."
"shelters can be bamboo."
"shoots can be bamboo."
"poles can be bamboo."
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