Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

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