- the young shoots produced by the rhizome of a bamboo, used as a vegetable.
Origin of bamboo shoots
First recorded in 1885–90
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
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Historical Examples of bamboo shoots
After the bamboo-shoots came a basin of white beans in sweet sauce—very tasty indeed.
"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.