from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A palm of one among numerous species, mostly of the genus Calamus, a few of the genus Rhapis; a ratan-palm.
  • noun The stems of the ratan collectively as an economic material.
  • noun A switch or stick of ratan, especially a walking-stick.
  • To use ratan in making; cover or form with interlaced lengths of ratan.
  • To use a ratan upon; beat with or as with a ratan-cane.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See rattan.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative form of rattan.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a switch made from the stems of the rattan palms


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