Definition of Rattan

1. Noun. Climbing palm of Sri Lanka and southern India remarkable for the great length of the stems which are used for malacca canes.

Exact synonyms: Calamus Rotang, Rattan Palm
Terms within: Malacca
Generic synonyms: Calamus



2. Noun. The stem of various climbing palms of the genus Calamus and related genera used to make wickerwork and furniture and canes.
Exact synonyms: Rattan Cane
Generic synonyms: Cane

3. Noun. A switch made from the stems of the rattan palms.
Exact synonyms: Ratan
Generic synonyms: Switch

Definition of Rattan

1. n. One of the long slender flexible stems of several species of palms of the genus Calamus, mostly East Indian, though some are African and Australian. They are exceedingly tough, and are used for walking sticks, wickerwork, chairs and seats of chairs, cords and cordage, and many other purposes.

Definition of Rattan

1. Noun. Any of several species of climbing palm of the genus ''Calamus''. ¹

2. Noun. The plant used as a material. ¹

3. Noun. A cane made from this material. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rattan

1. a palm tree [n -S]

Medical Definition of Rattan

1. One of the long slender flexible stems of several species of palms of the genus Calamus, mostly East Indian, though some are African and Australian. They are exceedingly tough, and are used for walking sticks, wickerwork, chairs and seats of chairs, cords and cordage, and many other purposes. Origin: Malay rotan Alternative forms: ratan. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rattan

ratos
ratpack
ratpacks
ratproof
rats
ratsbane
ratsbanes
ratskin
ratskins
rattail
rattail cactus
rattail fish
rattailed
rattails
rattan (current term)
rattan cane
rattan palm
rattans
ratted
ratteen
ratteens
ratten
rattened
rattener
ratteners
rattening
rattens
ratter
ratteries

Literary usage of Rattan

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1. The Microscopy of Technical Products by Thomas Franz Hanausek (1907)
"rattan is also exported from the west coast of Africa in the region of the ... The best quality is obtained from the rattan palms grown in the land of the ..."

2. The Employments of Women: A Cyclopaedia of Woman's Work by Virginia Penny (1863)
"rattan Splitters. Formerly, rattan was thrown from the ships that landed in New ... At N.'s factory, I saw girls shaving rattan. The work was dusty—one sat, ..."

3. Management of Secondary and Logged-over Forests in Indonesia: Selected by Plinio Sist, C. Sabogal, Yvonne Byron (1999)
"In 1989, CIRAD- Foret joined the project to bring scientific assistance to the research on rattan silviculture and genetics. The method consisted of rattan ..."

4. Practical and Artistic Basketry by Laura Rollins Tinsley (1904)
"rattan Mats. It is not the purpose of this book to exhaust the subject of rattan work, ... rattan should not be soaked in water for any length of time; ..."

5. Massachusetts Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (1906)
"It is a usual experience to find rattan anywhere over these tracks. ... It would be the exception when rattan is not there in some shape. ..."

6. Indian Basketry by George Wharton James (1903)
"Without unwinding any of the rattan, loosen it by twisting it round in the ... Twist the rattan back again, and pull the end of it until quite tight; ..."

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