bamboo shoots

plural noun

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of bamboo shoots1

First recorded in 1885–90

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Example Sentences

By about the 15th one last time, I was trying to relax by shoving bamboo shoots under my fingernails.

He digs peanut butter out of bamboo shoots and sucks on frozen hemp milk and munches on mangoes and sweet potatoes and grapes.

Her forte seemed to be salads, and she astonished him with the deliciousness of a salad made from young bamboo shoots.

More often the supply runs short and the tribe has to subsist for several weeks on bamboo shoots and forest roots.

Hunting one day in the forest, I happened to meet a little girl who was gathering bamboo shoots for the family meal.

A man once went to visit his mother-in-law and for dinner they gave him rice with a relish made of young bamboo shoots.

Before long their curiosity was satisfied, and they strolled away to crop the young bamboo shoots.


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