Any of several Asian bamboos of the genus Phyllostachys.
A walking stick made from the woody stem of any of these bamboos.
Any of various related Chinese and Japanese bamboos (genus Phyllostachys)
A walking stick of whangee.
A cane made from whangee wood.
Origin of whangee
- Ultimately from Mandarin huáng lí (or a kindred Chinese dialectal word) huáng yellow (from Middle Chinese xfiuaŋ) lí lamb's quarters (from Middle Chinese liaj)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Mandarin é»ƒè—œ (huÃ¡nglÃ).