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bamboo shoots

plural noun
  1. the young shoots produced by the rhizome of a bamboo, used as a vegetable.
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Origin of bamboo shoots

First recorded in 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for bamboo shoots

Historical Examples

  • After the bamboo-shoots came a basin of white beans in sweet sauce—very tasty indeed.

    From Sea to Sea

    Rudyard Kipling

  • "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.

    Tutt and Mr. Tutt

    Arthur Train