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giant bamboo

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n giant bamboo immense tropical southeast Asian bamboo with tough hollow culms that resemble tree trunks
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Usage

In literature:

Giant rhododendrons and tree ferns gave way to occasional clumps of stately kopek and clumps of the hardier bamboos.
"The Metal Monster" by A. Merritt
Beyond this point, in swampy ground, flourished a forest of giant bamboo.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
At irregular intervals clusters of giant bamboo trees sprang like green flame from the fissures of gray rock.
"The Dragon Painter" by Mary McNeil Fenollosa
Great trees reached far up above, and between them giant bamboos formed an almost impenetrable mass.
"The Rogue Elephant" by Elliott Whitney
After a rain the fronds of the giant bamboo frequently grow a foot in the course of a day.
"East of Suez" by Frederic Courtland Penfield
And the giant stems of the bamboo-grass, the pool astounded, sees, Are a marvel to keep it still hour after hour.
"Many Gods" by Cale Young Rice
On the banks of the Philippine streams and rivers that giant grass, the thorny bamboo, grows and thrives.
"The Inhabitants of the Philippines" by Frederic H. Sawyer
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In news:

In the spring of 2008, Doug and Mike Starn began building a wide, arch-shaped structure of lashed-together bamboo poles in a giant disused factory building in Beacon, N.Y.
Giant panda's return to China will end a four-year love affair between a town ruled by political blood sport and a bamboo-munching black-and-white bear.
A new report suggests that climate change may be threatening the sustenance of the endangered giant panda: bamboo .
A new report suggests that climate change is depleting the amount of bamboo in China, directly threatening the sustenance of the endangered giant panda.
China's giant pandas are running out of bamboo .
The trials are designed to prove the viability of several species of giant bamboos, including 'Moso' ( Phyllostachys edulis ), as a scalable and sustainable tree fiber alternatives.
Two giant panda s from China were welcomed to Australia on Saturday with gifts of bamboo and a city party before settling into their new home, a 25-acre natural enclosure at the Adelaide Zoo.
It takes 28 pounds (12.5 kilograms) of bamboo to satisfy a giant panda 's daily dietary needs, and it hungrily plucks the stalks with elongated wrist bones that function rather like thumbs.
A giant panda eats bamboo at Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Base in Sichuan province, China.
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