- a bamboo of the genus Phyllostachys, of China.
- a walking stick or cane made from the stem of this plant.
Origin of whangee
1780–90; < Chinese huáng hard bamboo + -ee < ?
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Examples from the Web for whangee
- any tall woody grass of the S and SE Asian genus Phyllostachys, grown for its stems, which are used for bamboo canes and as a source of paper pulp
- a cane or walking stick made from the stem of any of these plants
C19: probably from Chinese (Mandarin) huangli, from huang yellow + li bamboo cane