a network of close-knit Chinese entrepreneurs with large corporate empires in southeast Asia
- Bamboo shoots
the young shoots produced by the rhizome of a bamboo, used as a vegetable. Contemporary Examples He digs peanut butter out of bamboo shoots and sucks on frozen hemp milk and munches on mangoes and sweet potatoes and grapes. Bubbles Speaks Ben Montgomery July 4, 2009 Historical Examples The thunder and lightning came, and the […]
- Bamboo turning
turning of spindles and framing members to simulate the jointing of bamboo.
- Bamboo ware
a cane-colored Wedgwood stoneware of c1770 imitating bamboo.
to deceive or get the better of (someone) by trickery, flattery, or the like; humbug; hoodwink (often followed by into): They bamboozled us into joining the club. Synonyms: gyp, dupe, trick, cheat, swindle, defraud, flimflam, hoax, gull, rook; delude, mislead, fool. to perplex; mystify; confound. Synonyms: befog, bewilder, puzzle, baffle, dumbfound. to practice trickery, deception, […]