whangee
noun Etymology: probably modification of Chinese (Beijing) huáng bamboo Date: 1790 1. the wood of any of several Asian bamboos (genus Phyllostachys) 2. a walking stick or riding crop of whangee

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  • whangee — /hwang gee , wang /, n. 1. a bamboo of the genus Phyllostachys, of China. 2. a walking stick or cane made from the stem of this plant. [1780 90; < Chin huáng hard bamboo + ee < ?] * * * …   Universalium

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  • whangee — whang•ee [[t](h)wæŋˈgi, wæŋ [/t]] n. 1) pln a bamboo of the genus Phyllostachys, of China 2) a walking stick or cane made from the stem of this plant • Etymology: 1780–90; < Chin huáng hard bamboo + ee …   From formal English to slang

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