Definition for ratan (2 of 2)
Origin of rattan
Examples from the Web for ratan
In 2006, the Left Front government invited the magnate Ratan Tata to set up his Nano factory at Singur.
They were kept in their place by long strips of ratan, passed transversely between them, much in the way of a cane-bottom chair.
In some places the original trunk had entirely disappeared, leaving only the ratan.
Thus, in a very short time, Ratan had got as far as the double consonants.Mashi and Other Stories|Rabindranath Tagore
Just before starting he called Ratan and said: "Here is something for you; I hope it will keep you for some little time."
The master said: "You need not be anxious about my going away, Ratan; I shall tell my successor to look after you."
British Dictionary definitions for ratan (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for ratan (2 of 2)
Word Origin for rattan
Word Origin and History for ratan
1650s, from Malay rotan, from raut "to trim, strip, peel, pare."