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bamboo shoots

plural noun
the young shoots produced by the rhizome of a bamboo, used as a vegetable.
Origin of bamboo shoots
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • After the bamboo-shoots came a basin of white beans in sweet sauce—very tasty indeed.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
  • "I'd hate to take our fee in bird's-nest soup, shark's fin, bamboo-shoots salad and ya ko main," mused Mr. Tutt.

    Tutt and Mr. Tutt Arthur Train

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