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 A walking stick; a staff; - so called because originally made of one the species of cane.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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- The man was still more convinced that the ghost of the original owner of the skull had been after him, when his wife informed him that the cane which hung in his room had been beating against the wall in a dreadful manner. - "Strange Pages from Family Papers", T. F. Thiselton Dyer.
- Honey has certain claims as a food which cane sugar does not possess. - "Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure", William Thomas Fernie.
- You might be tempted, he explained, if they were here, and your father's cane is all you really need. - "Flower of the Dusk", Myrtle Reed.