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 tall bamboolike grasses, especially of the genus Arundinaria, as A. gigantea (cane reed, large cane, giant cane, or southern cane) and A. tecta (small cane or switch cane) of the southern U.S.
the stem of a raspberry or blackberry.
a rod used for flogging.
a slender cylinder or rod, as of sealing wax or glass.
to flog with a cane.
to furnish or make with cane:
to cane chairs.
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the long jointed pithy or hollow flexible stem of the bamboo, rattan, or any similar plant
any plant having such a stem
strips of such stems, woven or interlaced to make wickerwork, the seats and backs of chairs, etc
(as modifier): a cane chair
the woody stem of a reed, young grapevine, blackberry, raspberry, or loganberry
any of several grasses with long stiff stems, esp Arundinaria gigantea of the southeastern US
a flexible rod with which to administer a beating as a punishment, as to schoolboys
a slender rod, usually wooden and often ornamental, used for support when walking; walking stick
See sugar cane
a slender rod or cylinder, as of glass
to whip or beat with or as if with a cane
to make or repair with cane
(informal) to defeat: we got well caned in the match
(slang) cane it, to do something with great power, force, or speed or consume something such as alcohol in large quantities: you can do it in ten minutes if you really cane it
(dialect) a female weasel
noun any of various grubs that are a pest of sugar cane, especially, in Australia, the greyback canegrub, Dermolepida albohirtum
the cinnamonlike bark of a West Indian tree, Canella winterana, used as a condiment and in medicine. Historical Examples The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom P. L. Simmonds Flowers and Flower-Gardens David Lester Richardson Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M) Various The American Reformed Cattle Doctor George Dadd History of Embalming […]
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a person who works with cane, especially one who produces canework for chairs. Historical Examples The Loyalists of Massachusetts James H. Stark The Loyalists of Massachusetts James H. Stark The Loyalists of Massachusetts James H. Stark The Loyalists of Massachusetts James H. Stark Dealings with the Dead, Volume I (of 2) A Sexton of the […]