Bambusa Arundinacea, Bambusa bambos
Borrowed from Dutch bamboe, from Portuguese bambu, from Malay bambu, from Kannada ಬಂಬು (bambu). This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.
- IPA(key): /bæmˈbu/
bamboo (countable and uncountable, plural bamboos)
- A fast-growing grass of the Poaceae family, characterised by its woody, hollow, round, straight, jointed stem, all of which are in the Bambuseae tribe.
- (uncountable) The wood of the bamboo plant as a material for building, furniture