noun, plural bam·boos.
Origin of bamboo
Examples from the Web for bamboo
The young man weaves through clusters of bamboo and cuts a diagonal slash into a tree, positioning a hollow log at the end.
Some facilities had begun erecting “bamboo hand washing stations” at the entrance to hospitals, but not enough.
When she was young, the homes were made of bamboo and there were no cars or motorbikes.
Tell that to the nearby pandas, happily ensconced with their bamboo, magnificently ignoring everything.
The rooms are cold and the bamboo sticks are infused with aromas; each room exudes a different Japanese scent.The Royal Academy Wants You to Finish This Artwork|Chloë Ashby|January 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In testing the function of these bows and their ability to shoot, a bamboo flight arrow made by Ishi was used as the standard.Hunting with the Bow and Arrow|Saxton Pope
I thought you'd rather like a stroll through the bamboo grove, which everybody admires so much.The Port of Adventure|Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
Europuai, the wild bush-girl, had been sulky all the time he was away, and she had given her a little beating with a bamboo.Rodman The Boatsteerer And Other Stories|Louis Becke
My friend Dun, who had been badly wounded by a pangee (bamboo stake) had to be carried in.My Experiences in Manipur and the Naga Hills|James Johnstone
The leaders of this deputation had their backs covered with bruises, made by the bamboo of the Swami!From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan|Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
British Dictionary definitions for bamboo
Word Origin for bamboo
Word Origin and History for bamboo
1590s, from Dutch bamboe, from Portuguese bambu, earlier mambu (16c.), probably from Malay samambu, though some suspect this is itself an imported word.