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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Bamboo \Bam*boo"\, v. t. To flog with the bamboo.
Bamboo \Bam*boo"\ (b[a^]m*b[=oo]"), n. [Malay bambu, mambu.] (Bot.) A plant of the family of grasses, and genus Bambusa, growing in tropical countries.
Note: The most useful species is Bambusa arundinacea, which has a woody, hollow, round, straight, jointed stem, and grows to the height of forty feet and upward. The flowers grow in large panicles, from the joints of the stalk, placed three in a parcel, close to their receptacles. Old stalks grow to five or six inches in diameter, and are so hard and durable as to be used for building, and for all sorts of furniture, for water pipes, and for poles to support palanquins. The smaller stalks are used for walking sticks, flutes, etc.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1590s, from Dutch bamboe, from Portuguese bambu, earlier mambu (16c.), probably from Malay samambu, though some suspect this is itself an imported word.
Made of the wood of the bamboo. n. 1 A grass of the Poaceae family, characterised by its woody, hollow, round, straight, jointed stem, all of which are in the (taxlink Bambuseae tribe noshow=1) tribe. 2 The wood of the bamboo plant as a material or cane. 3 A didgeridoo. 4 (context slang English) A member of the British military or British East India Company who spent so much time in Indonesia, India, or Malaysia that they never went back home. v
(context transitive English) To flog with a bamboo cane.
n. the hard woody stems of bamboo plants; used in construction and crafts and fishing poles
woody tropical grass having hollow woody stems; mature canes used for construction and furniture
Bamboo was a Filipino rock band formed in 2002 and disbanded in 2011. It consisted of Bamboo Mañalac, Ira Cruz, Nathan Azarcon and Vic Mercado.
A bamboo is an obsolete unit of length in India and Myanmar.
Bamboo is an Asian elephant residing at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington that has been at the center of controversy for several years. Her reputation as a troubled elephant, allegedly due to past abuse and an inadequate life at the Zoo, has caused animal rights activists such as Friends of Woodland Park Zoo Elephants to fight for the release of the Zoo's elephants to a sanctuary. According to the Zoo's website, Bamboo weighs 8,800 pounds and is the most inquisitive of its three elephants.
Giant bamboos are the largest members of the grass family. In bamboo, the internodal regions of the stem are usually hollow and the vascular bundles in the cross section are scattered throughout the stem instead of in a cylindrical arrangement. The dicotyledonous woody xylem is also absent. The absence of secondary growth wood causes the stems of monocots, including the palms and large bamboos, to be columnar rather than tapering.
Bamboos include some of the fastest-growing plants in the world, due to a unique rhizome-dependent system. Certain species of bamboo can grow 91 cm (3 ft) within a 24-hour period, at a rate of almost 4 cm (1.5 in) an hour (a growth around 1 mm every 90 seconds, or one inch every 40 minutes). Bamboos are of notable economic and cultural significance in South Asia, Southeast Asia and East Asia, being used for building materials, as a food source, and as a versatile raw product. Bamboo has a higher compressive strength than wood, brick, or concrete and a tensile strength that rivals steel.
The word bamboo comes from the Kannada term bambu, which was introduced to English through Indonesian and Malay.
Bamboo may refer to:
- Bamboo, a group of woody plants in the true grass family Poaceae
- Dracaena sanderiana, "lucky bamboo"
- bamboo (unit), an obsolete unit of measurement
- Bamboo (production act), a UK house music project
- Bamboo Mañalac, Filipino singer and former band vocalist
- Bamboo (band), a Filipino rock band
- Bamboo (lyricist), an MC from Kenya
- "Bamboo," a song by OutKast from their 2003 album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
- Bamboo (software), continuous integration software from Atlassian
- Wacom Bamboo, a graphic tablet produced by Wacom
- "Hips Don't Lie (Bamboo Remix)", the 2006 FIFA remix version of Shakira's song " Hips Don't Lie"
- Bamboo Engineering, a British auto racing team
- Bamboo, Jamaica, a village
- Bamboo Club, a chain of nightclubs
- Bamboo (film), a 1945 comedy film
Bamboo was a short-lived British house production act formed by producer Andrew Livingstone, formerly of Hed Boys (with Dave Lee/Joey Negro). It had a #2 hit in the UK Singles Chart with "Bamboogie" in 1998, which was based on a sample from the KC and the Sunshine Band song " Get Down Tonight". The act's other hit single, also in 1998, was "The Strutt", which peaked at #36 and featured Erin Lordan on vocals. Both singles were released on the VC Recordings label, a subsidiary label of Virgin Records. Livingstone also co-produced Take That's cover version of " Relight My Fire" in 1993 along with Dave Lee.
Simon Kimani, more popularly known as Bamboo, is an emcee who represents Kenya and currently lives in New York City. He was raised in Inglewood, California by parents of East African descent, and at the age of 17, his parents sent him to Nairobi, Kenya to eschew the potentially dangerous life they feared he might have if he stayed in Inglewood. Bamboo transferred the success he was beginning to have in California to Nairobi, acquiring a record deal and producing his first album, Nairoberry, with his group K-South in 2001. He formed the record label Project 254 in Nairobi with Kenyan emcees Tim Waindi and Attitude. Bamboo is also a member of the record label The Grass Company, and he states that he intends to re-record a previously released album "exactly the way [they] did it in Kenya but now with state-of-the-art equipment" in Atlanta, Georgia.Shogunate Excutionaire. Bamboo ...Left Coast, Africa to Right Coast. http://beneathdasurface.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=51&Itemid=1. Accessed 3/8/2008.
Bamboo was featured in the film Hip Hop Colony as one of the premiere rappers from Kenya, and in a clip featuring himself and emcees Big Mike and Attitude rapping over live guitar chords, Bamboo's style combines American and Kenyan content while being delivered in a markedly American accent and flow. When asked about the majority of his songs being in English, Bamboo stated, "Rapping in English is the only way to infiltrate the US rap game and get respect because without that respect no one will even bother with you."
Bamboo'' (Spanish:Bambú'') is a 1945 Spanish historical comedy film directed by José Luis Sáenz de Heredia and starring Imperio Argentina. It is set in 1898 during the Cuban War of Independence.
Bamboo is a continuous integration server from Atlassian, the makers of JIRA, Confluence and Crowd.
Bamboo is free for open-source projects. Commercial organizations are charged based on the number of build agents needed.
Bamboo supports builds in any programming language using any build tool, including Ant, Maven, Make, and any command-line tools. Build notifications can be customized based on the type of event, and received via email, instant message, RSS, or pop-up windows in Eclipse-based IDEs and IntelliJ IDEA.
In May 2016 The Register reported that "The move [to discontinue Bamboo in the cloud on 31st January, 2017] seems to spell the eventual end for Atlassian’s Bamboo tool as a separate cloud-based platform, though it will continue as a server product.".
Usage examples of "bamboo".
One man, using a chert adze and axe, was building a short-legged bamboo bed.
The banks were lined with flowering peach, and chiching trees with violet flowers growing directly from the trunks and branches, and behind them was a shady bamboo grove, and then the pear trees, and then a thousand apricot trees that were flaming with a million scarlet blossoms.
Between these sinister relics hung African shields of hide and bamboo, crossed with assagais and war daggers.
Macao was astir with the progress of the pits being prepared at Chuenpi and the enormous stores of confiscated opium being piled behind bamboo fences that sealed off the area.
Two wings extended out toward the street, creating a garden-like area in the center that was planted with pink and gray caladium, banks of philodendrons and elephant ears, climbing roses, banana trees, bamboo, crepe myrtle and azaleas, whose blooms puffed in the wind and tumbled on the grass.
Sherry and I went down fast, and entered the forest of sea bamboo, picking up position from the markers that Chubby and I had left on our last dive.
Occasionally, as we floated down, vineyards were visible with the vines trained on horizontal trellises, or bamboo rails, often forty feet long, nailed horizontally on cryptomeria to a height of twenty feet, on which small sheaves of barley were placed astride to dry till the frame was full More forest, more dreams, then the forest and the abundant vegetation altogether disappeared, the river opened out among low lands and banks of shingle and sand, and by three we were on the outskirts of Niigata, whose low houses,--with rows of stones upon their roofs, spread over a stretch of sand, beyond which is a sandy roll with some clumps of firs.
Inside, wrapped in the waterproof sheath of a bamboo culm, was her new travel permit.
Inside, Judy Cuttle had done what she could to turn a mobile home into an Edwardian farmhouse, complete with antimacassars and rusty photos in bamboo frames of geezers in waistcoats and glum women in cameoes.
Beyond the bridge they passed across a lower level, jungle clad with delicate bamboos and dhak, and sweet-scented shrubs, and clusters of gorgeous oleanders.
The British agent attached to the previous Dunstone survey had been one of two men killed in a bush fire that began inside a bamboo camp on the banks of the Martha Brae River, deep within the Cock Pit country.
Others carried coils of rope, fardels of bamboo poles, and rolls of cloth.
A good enough solution to have diversified into five hundred genera, five thousand species: corn, wheat, rice, bamboo, sorghum, reed, oats, timothy, fescue, Kentucky blue.
Cyrus Harding, seeing the clump of bamboos, cut a quantity, which he mingled with the other fuel.
Constable was sitting in the middle of his bamboo grove, enveloped in a suit of hoplite armor, similarly filthy and scarred, that was twice as big as he was, and that made his bare head look absurdly small.