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whangee

[hwang-gee, wang-] /ʰwæŋˈgi, wæŋ-/
noun
1.
a bamboo of the genus Phyllostachys, of China.
2.
a walking stick or cane made from the stem of this plant.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; < Chinese huáng hard bamboo + -ee < ?
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whangee

/wæŋˈiː/
noun
1.
any tall woody grass of the S and SE Asian genus Phyllostachys, grown for its stems, which are used for bamboo canes and as a source of paper pulp
2.
a cane or walking stick made from the stem of any of these plants
Word Origin
C19: probably from Chinese (Mandarin) huangli, from huang yellow + li bamboo cane
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