Bambusa Arundinacea, Bambusa bambos
|In the botanical gardens of Kerala Forest Research Institute, Veluppadam, Kerala, India|
Bambusa bambos, the giant thorny bamboo, Indian thorny bamboo, spiny bamboo, or thorny bamboo, is a species of clumping bamboo native to southern Asia (India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Indochina). It is also naturalized in Seychelles, Central America, West Indies, Java, Malaysia, Maluku, and the Philippines.
Borrowed from Dutch bamboe, from Portuguese bambu, from Malay bambu, from Kannada ಬಂಬು (bambu). This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.
- IPA(key): /bæmˈbu/
bamboo (countable and uncountable, plural bamboos)
- A fast-growing grass of the Poaceae family, characterised by its woody, hollow, round, straight, jointed stem, all of which are in the Bambuseae tribe.
- (uncountable) The wood of the bamboo plant as a material for building, furniture