a disease of blackberries, characterized by rough, warty outgrowths on the canes, caused by a bacterium, Agrobacterium rubi.
noun (Austral) any of several tall perennial hard-stemmed grasses, esp Eragrostis australasica, of inland swamps
noun (in the Caribbean) a field of sugar cane, esp a peasant’s isolated field
noun a tropical African cavy-like hystricomorph rodent, Thryonomys swinderianus, that lives in swampy regions: family Thryonomyidae Also called (in W Africa) cutting grass a similar but smaller species, T. gregorianus Historical Examples Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1 Various
See under cane (def 5). a stick or short staff used to assist one in walking; walking stick. a long, hollow or pithy, jointed woody stem, as that of bamboo, rattan, sugar cane, and certain palms. a plant having such a stem. split rattan woven or interlaced for chair seats, wickerwork, etc. any of several […]