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 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 A walking stick; a staff; -- so called because originally made of one of the species of cane.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 — (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 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… …   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 — 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

  • trash — n. & v. n. 1 esp. US worthless or waste stuff; rubbish, refuse. 2 a worthless person or persons. 3 a thing of poor workmanship or material. 4 (in full cane trash) W.Ind. the refuse of crushed sugar canes and dried stripped leaves and tops of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • trash — trash1 [trash] n. [prob. < Scand, as in Norw dial. trask, lumber, trash, akin to ON tros, broken twigs < IE base * der , to tear, split off > TEAR1] 1. parts that have been broken off, stripped off, etc., esp. leaves, twigs, husks, and… …   English World dictionary

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