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CANE, n.

1. In botany, this term is applied to several species of plants belonging to several species of plants belonging to different genera, such as Arundo, Calamus, Saccharum, &c. Among these is the bamboo of the East Indies, with a strong stem, which serves for pipes, poles, and walking sticks. The sugar cane, a native of Asia, Africa and America, furnishes the juice from which are made, sugar, melasses and spirit. [See Sugar Cane.]

2. A walking stick.

3. A long measure, in several countries of Europe; at Naples, the length is 7 feet 3 inches; in Thoulouse in France, 5 feet 8 inches; in Provence, &c., 6 feet 5 inches.

CANE, v.t. To beat with a cane or walking stick.




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CANE, n.

1. In botany, this term is applied to several species of plants belonging to several species of plants belonging to different genera, such as Arundo, Calamus, Saccharum, &c. Among these is the bamboo of the East Indies, with a strong stem, which serves for pipes, poles, and walking sticks. The sugar cane, a native of Asia, Africa and America, furnishes the juice from which are made, sugar, melasses and spirit. [See Sugar Cane.]

2. A walking stick.

3. A long measure, in several countries of Europe; at Naples, the length is 7 feet 3 inches; in Thoulouse in France, 5 feet 8 inches; in Provence, &c., 6 feet 5 inches.

CANE, v.t. To beat with a cane or walking stick.


CANE, n. [L. canna; Gr. καννα; Fr. canne; W. cawn; Sp. caña; Port. cana or canna; It. canna; Arm. canen; Heb. Ch. Syr. and Ar. קנה. In the Arabic, a word of this family signifies a subterraneous passage for water, or canal. It probably signifies a shoot.]

  1. In botany, this term is applied to several species of plants belonging to different genera, such as Arundo, Calamus, Saccharum, &c. Among these is the bamboo of the East Indies, with a strong stem, which serves for pipes, poles, and walking-sticks. The sugar-cane, a native of Asia, Africa and America, furnishes the juice from which are made sugar, melasses, and spirit. [See Sugar-Cane.]
  2. A walking-stick.
  3. A lance, or dart made of cane. – Dryden.
  4. A long measure, in several countries of Europe; at Naples, the length is 7 feet 3 1/2 inches; in Thoulouse in France, 5 feet 8 1/2 inches; in Provence, &c., 6 feet 5 1/2 inches.

CANE, v.t.

To beat with a cane or walking-stick.


Cane
  1. A name given to several peculiar palms, species of Calamus and Dæmanorops, having very long, smooth flexible stems, commonly called rattans.

    (b)
  2. To beat with a cane.

    Macaulay.
  3. A walking stick; a staff; -- so called because originally made of one of the species of cane.

    Stir the fire with your master's cane.
    Swift.

  4. To make or furnish with cane or rattan] as, to cane chairs.
  5. A lance or dart made of cane.

    [R.]

    Judgelike thou sitt'st, to praise or to arraign
    The flying skirmish of the darted cane.
    Dryden.

  6. A local European measure of length. See Canna.

    Cane borer (Zoö.), 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.

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Cane

CANE, noun

1. In botany, this term is applied to several species of plants belonging to several species of plants belonging to different genera, such as Arundo, Calamus, Saccharum, etc. Among these is the bamboo of the East Indies, with a strong stem, which serves for pipes, poles, and walking sticks. The sugar cane a native of Asia, Africa and America, furnishes the juice from which are made, sugar, melasses and spirit. [See Sugar cane ]

2. A walking stick.

3. A long measure, in several countries of Europe; at Naples, the length is 7 feet 3 inches; in Thoulouse in France, 5 feet 8 inches; in Provence, etc., 6 feet 5 inches.

CANE, verb transitive To beat with a cane or walking stick.

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