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Definition of cane:

  1. A lance or dart made of cane.
  2. A local European measure of length. See Canna.
  3. A name given to several peculiar palms, species of Calamus and Daemanorops, having very long, smooth flexible stems, commonly called rattans.
  4. A walking stick; a staff; - so called because originally made of one the species of cane.
  5. Any plant with long, hard, elastic stems, as reeds and bamboos of many kinds; also, the sugar cane.
  6. Stems of other plants are sometimes called canes; as, the canes of a raspberry.
  7. To beat with a cane.
  8. To make or furnish with cane or rattan; as, to cane chairs.


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