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Noun: rattan  ru'tan
  1. Climbing palm of Sri Lanka and southern India remarkable for the great length of the stems which are used for malacca canes
    - rattan palm, Calamus rotang
     
  2. The stem of various climbing palms of the genus Calamus and related genera used to make wickerwork and furniture and canes
    - rattan cane
     
  3. A switch made from the stems of the rattan palms
    - ratan

Derived forms: rattans

Type of: calamus, cane, switch

Encyclopedia: Rattan, Oklahoma