Bamboo-shoot definition

The young shoot of certain species of bamboo, sliced, cooked, and eaten as a vegetable, especially in East Asian cuisine.
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(chiefly in the plural) The edible shoot of either of several species of bamboo (especially of the genera Dendrocalamus and Phyllostachys) cooked and eaten as a vegetable in Chinese and similar cuisine.
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Noun

Singular:
bamboo-shoot
Plural:
bamboo-shoots