bamboo shoots


plural noun

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

Origin of bamboo shoots

First recorded in 1885–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bamboo shoots

Historical Examples of bamboo shoots

  • 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