a genre painting of usually small size produced in Rome in the 17th century.
- Bamboo curtain
a political and ideological barrier that impeded relations between Communist Asia, especially China, and the West from 1949 to 1972. Historical Examples A voice was heard from behind the bamboo curtain of the shrine, and the old people were informed that their wish would be granted. Myths & Legends of Japan F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) […]
any of the woody or treelike tropical and semitropical grasses of the genera Bambusa, Phyllostachys, Dendrocalamus, and allied genera, having woody, usually hollow stems with stalked blades and flowering only after years of growth. the stem of such a plant, used as a building material and for making furniture, poles, etc. Contemporary Examples If anyone […]
- Bamboo hair
bamboo hair bamboo hair bam·boo hair (bām-bōō’) n. Hair having nodules along the shaft caused by intermittent fracturing. Also called trichorrhexis invaginata.
- Bamboo network
noun a network of close-knit Chinese entrepreneurs with large corporate empires in southeast Asia