cane reed


noun

See under cane(def 5).

Nearby words

  1. cane chair,
  2. cane gall,
  3. cane grass,
  4. cane piece,
  5. cane rat,
  6. cane sugar,
  7. cane toad,
  8. canea,
  9. canebrake,
  10. canebreak

cane

[ keyn ]
/ keɪn /

noun

verb (used with object), caned, can·ing.

to flog with a cane.
to furnish or make with cane: to cane chairs.

Origin of cane

1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French < Latin canna < Greek kánna < Semitic; compare Akkadian qanū, Hebrew qāneh reed

Related formscane·like, adjectivecan·y, adjectivere·cane, verb (used with object), re·caned, re·can·ing.un·caned, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for cane reed

cane

1
/ (keɪn) /

noun

verb (tr)

Derived Formscaner, noun

Word Origin for cane

C14: from Old French, from Latin canna, from Greek kanna, of Semitic origin; related to Arabic qanāh reed

cane

2
/ (keɪn) /

noun

dialect a female weasel

Word Origin for cane

C18: of unknown origin

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