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 shoots soon followed in abundance.
Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official William Sleeman

Ever since the bamboo shoots turned spotty-brown he had been looking forward to the morning when the smells should change.
The Second Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling

More often the supply runs short and the tribe has to subsist for several weeks on bamboo shoots and forest roots.
Indo-China and Its Primitive People Henry Baudesson

Rice is the chief article offered for sale, and is cooked in bamboo shoots, which here take the place of the ordinary iron pot.
The Kingdom of the Yellow Robe Ernest Young

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