- any of various related Chinese and Japanese bamboos (genus Phyllostachys)
- a walking stick of whangee
Origin of whangeeChinese huang-i ; from huang, a hard kind of bamboo + i, to lean on
- Any of several Asian bamboos of the genus Phyllostachys.
- A walking stick made from the woody stem of any of these bamboos.
Origin of whangeeUltimately from Mandarin huáng lí (or a kindred Chinese dialectal word ) : huáng, yellow (from Middle Chinese x&hhook;uaŋ) + lí, lamb's quarters (from Middle Chinese liaj).
From Mandarin é»ƒè—œ (huÃ¡nglÃ).