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.
The framework is of bamboo, strengthened and held taut with wire guys.
And sometimes it will come down to the ground to make a meal upon roots, or the young shoots of bamboo.
Within the room was a bed of bamboo, without covers or pillows.
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.