part of speech: noun

inflections: bamboos

definition 1: a tropical grass plant that has hard, woody, hollow stems. Many kinds of bamboo grow as high as a tree.

  • Many Japanese grow bamboo in their gardens.

definition 2: the stems of such a plant, used for making things such as hats, chopsticks, furniture, fences, and houses.

  • He played a flute made out of bamboo.