If anyone was slow in walking, they would use the bamboo to beat that person.
He digs peanut butter out of bamboo shoots and sucks on frozen hemp milk and munches on mangoes and sweet potatoes and grapes.
Tell that to the nearby pandas, happily ensconced with their bamboo, magnificently ignoring everything.
On our way to work every day, the cadres stood by with a bamboo cane in their hand.
The rooms are cold and the bamboo sticks are infused with aromas; each room exudes a different Japanese scent.
The trees were now not the lesser growths of bamboo, lime and sago-palm that covered the foot-hills.
There may be a couch, or more of them, of bamboo and rattan.
And sometimes it will come down to the ground to make a meal upon roots, or the young shoots of bamboo.
Some culprits are treated to twenty or more blows with a bamboo.
That is, their houses are made of bamboo, which is a kind of giant grass.
1590s, from Dutch bamboe, from Portuguese bambu, earlier mambu (16c.), probably from Malay samambu, though some suspect this is itself an imported word.