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

  • "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