Cane borer
Cane Cane (k[=a]n), n. [OE. cane, canne, OF. cane, F. canne, L. canna, fr. Gr. ka`nna, ka`nnh; prob. of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. q[=a]neh reed. Cf. {Canister}, {canon}, 1st {Cannon}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) (a) A name given to several peculiar palms, species of {Calamus} and {D[ae]manorops}, having very long, smooth flexible stems, commonly called rattans. (b) Any plant with long, hard, elastic stems, as reeds and bamboos of many kinds; also, the sugar cane. (c) Stems of other plants are sometimes called canes; as, the canes of a raspberry. [1913 Webster]

Like light canes, that first rise big and brave. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

Note: In the Southern United States {great cane} is the {Arundinaria macrosperma}, and {small cane} is. {Arundinaria tecta}. [1913 Webster]

2. A walking stick; a staff; -- so called because originally made of one of the species of cane. [1913 Webster]

Stir the fire with your master's cane. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

3. A lance or dart made of cane. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Judgelike thou sitt'st, to praise or to arraign The flying skirmish of the darted cane. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

4. A local European measure of length. See {Canna}. [1913 Webster]

{Cane borer} (Zo["o].), A beetle {(Oberea bimaculata)} which, in the larval state, bores into pith and destroy the canes or stalks of the raspberry, blackberry, etc.

{Cane mill}, a mill for grinding sugar canes, for the manufacture of sugar.

{Cane trash}, the crushed stalks and other refuse of sugar cane, used for fuel, etc. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • cane borer — noun : any of various insects having larvae that bore into the pith and destroy the stalks of certain plants see raspberry cane borer, sugarcane borer * * * cane borer, any one of various American beetles whose larvae bore in the canes of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • raspberry cane borer — noun : a slender black and yellow longicorn beetle (Oberea bimaculata) having a larva that is a borer in the canes of raspberries, blackberries, and sometimes roses …   Useful english dictionary

  • red-necked cane borer — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : the larva of a buprestid beetle (Agrilus ruficollis) that bores into the canes of raspberry and blackberry producing swellings or galls …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cane — (k[=a]n), n. [OE. cane, canne, OF. cane, F. canne, L. canna, fr. Gr. ka nna, ka nnh; prob. of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. q[=a]neh reed. Cf. {Canister}, {canon}, 1st {Cannon}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) (a) A name given to several peculiar palms,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cane mill — Cane Cane (k[=a]n), n. [OE. cane, canne, OF. cane, F. canne, L. canna, fr. Gr. ka nna, ka nnh; prob. of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. q[=a]neh reed. Cf. {Canister}, {canon}, 1st {Cannon}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) (a) A name given to several peculiar… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cane trash — Cane Cane (k[=a]n), n. [OE. cane, canne, OF. cane, F. canne, L. canna, fr. Gr. ka nna, ka nnh; prob. of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. q[=a]neh reed. Cf. {Canister}, {canon}, 1st {Cannon}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) (a) A name given to several peculiar… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • great cane — Cane Cane (k[=a]n), n. [OE. cane, canne, OF. cane, F. canne, L. canna, fr. Gr. ka nna, ka nnh; prob. of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. q[=a]neh reed. Cf. {Canister}, {canon}, 1st {Cannon}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) (a) A name given to several peculiar… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • small cane — Cane Cane (k[=a]n), n. [OE. cane, canne, OF. cane, F. canne, L. canna, fr. Gr. ka nna, ka nnh; prob. of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. q[=a]neh reed. Cf. {Canister}, {canon}, 1st {Cannon}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) (a) A name given to several peculiar… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • branch and twig borer — ▪ insect also called false powder post borers   any of approximately 700 species of beetles (insect order Coleoptera) that live in dry wood or under tree bark. Branch and twig borers range in size from 3 to 20 mm (0.1 to 0.8 inch). However, the… …   Universalium

  • Arundinaria macrosperma — Cane Cane (k[=a]n), n. [OE. cane, canne, OF. cane, F. canne, L. canna, fr. Gr. ka nna, ka nnh; prob. of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. q[=a]neh reed. Cf. {Canister}, {canon}, 1st {Cannon}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) (a) A name given to several peculiar… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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