malacca cane
malacca cane malacca cane n. (Bot.), A walking cane made from the stem of a species of palm of the genus {Calamus} ({Calamus Scipionum}), and of a brown color, often mottled. The plant is a native of Cochin China, Sumatra, and Malays. [1913 Webster]

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  • Malacca cane — n. [after MALACCA] a lightweight walking stick of rattan, often mottled brown …   English World dictionary

  • Malacca-cane — /mə lakˈə kān/ noun A brown walking stick made from the stem of a rattan ORIGIN: Malacca, state in SW Malaysia, a centre of the trade …   Useful english dictionary

  • malacca cane — noun a cane made from the stem of a rattan palm • Syn: ↑malacca • Hypernyms: ↑cane * * * məˈlakə noun also malacca ( s) Usage …   Useful english dictionary

  • Malacca cane — /məlækə ˈkeɪn/ (say muhlakuh kayn) noun a cane or walking stick made of the brown, often mottled or clouded stem of a tropical Asian rattan palm, Calamus scipionum, usually highly polished. {from Malacca} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Malacca cane — a cane or walking stick made of the brown, often mottled or clouded stem of an East Indian rattan palm, Calamus scipionum. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • malacca cane — n. cane made from malacaa (stem of rattan palm) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Malacca cane — Malac′ca cane′ n. a walking stick made of the stem of an East Indian rattan palm Calamus scipionum[/ex] • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • malacca — [mə lakə] noun brown cane (obtained from a Malaysian climbing palm Calamus scipionum) that is widely used for walking sticks and umbrella handles. ↘a walking stick of malacca cane. Origin C19: from Malacca (or Melaka), a state of Malaysia …   English new terms dictionary

  • malacca — n. (in full malacca cane) a rich brown cane from the stem of the palm tree Calamus scipionum, used for walking sticks etc. Etymology: Malacca in Malaysia …   Useful english dictionary

  • cane — n. & v. n. 1 a the hollow jointed stem of giant reeds or grasses (bamboo cane). b the solid stem of slender palms (malacca cane). 2 = sugar cane. 3 a raspberry cane. 4 material of cane used for wickerwork etc. 5 a a cane used as a walking stick… …   Useful english dictionary

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