Adjective "bamboo" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A giant woody grass which is grown chiefly in the tropics.
  1. 'But I am going to shave and trim my goatee which seems to be growing at the happy rate of bamboos.'
  2. 'Grasses and bamboos, on the other hand, hate disturbance at this time of year, preferring to be worked on in the spring or early summer.'
  3. 'Grasses, sedges and bamboos are grown mostly for their foliage and anything that enhances that effect is worth having.'
  4. 'The more desirable garden bamboos are, naturally, those that grow slowly at the root and have rapid vertical growth.'
  5. 'At the technical level, the bamboos were engraved by either a scorch-marking process or with sharp quartz flints, pieces of shell or other similar instruments.'
  6. 'The mild Puget Sound climate provides a perfect environment for the maples, bamboos, azaleas, broad-leafed evergreens, and conifers that are the backbone of Japanese garden design.'
  7. 'The undulating streams, swaying bamboos, sylvan surroundings and trekking tracts make Ganeshgudi and Dandeli unique holiday destinations.'
  8. 'I have seen giant bamboos growing; the effect is a bit like a free range, organic church organ.'
  9. 'These included a number of exotic plants - rhododendrons, bamboos, and tree ferns being particularly well represented.'
  10. 'The turquoise blue Martha Brae river ran in a big curve through the estate, overhung with giant bamboos and full of crayfish.'
  11. as modifier 'a bamboo bench'
  12. 'They have no money and spend every day carrying rice up the mountain on bamboo sticks.'
  13. 'The thatched roofs are made out of palm fronds, and the walls out of bamboo or cane.'
  14. 'The neighboring village of Bona is also known as a major producer of bamboo furniture and basketry.'
  15. 'State bamboo and cane products received the first orders from China and Turkey.'
  16. 'I stand over another well, another deep hole, but this one has long bamboo poles and timber flung in.'
  17. 'I always use a few bamboo canes to mark the planting position so I don't damage the shallow - planted bulbs.'
  18. 'As the masks are made of bamboo and cane, it is very light and easy to don.'
  19. 'Sometimes, the placing and spacing requires a bit of thought, so I poke in small bamboo canes where I want plants to go.'
  20. 'The strong smoky flavour comes from laying the tea leaves on bamboo trays above burning pinewood.'
  21. 'This reminds me of when my Dad used to make kites for me out of bamboo canes and brown paper.'

More definitions

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.

More examples(as adjective)

"canes can be bamboo."

"sticks can be bamboo."

"shelters can be bamboo."

"shoots can be bamboo."

"poles can be bamboo."

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Late 16th century: from Dutch bamboes, based on Malay mambu.