whangee

whangee

[hwang-gee, wang-]
noun
1.
a bamboo of the genus Phyllostachys, of China.
2.
a walking stick or cane made from the stem of this plant.

Origin:
1780–90; < Chinese huáng hard bamboo + -ee < ?

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whangee (wæŋˈiː)
 
n
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
 
[C19: probably from Chinese (Mandarin) huangli, from huang yellow + li bamboo cane]

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