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bamboo

/bəmbˈu/

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meanings

noun:

  1. A member of the British military or British East India Company who spent so much time in Indonesia, India, or Malaysia that they never went back home.
  2. A grass of the Poaceae family, characterised by its woody, hollow, round, straight, jointed stem, all of which are in the Bambuseae tribe.
  3. A didgeridoo.
  4. The wood of the bamboo plant as a material or cane.

verb:

  1. To paint (furniture, etc.) to give it the appearance of bamboo.
  2. To penetrate sexually.
  3. To flog with a bamboo cane.

adjective:

  1. Made of the wood of the bamboo.

words with similar pronunciation

The similarity is measured in the number of changed sounds (added, deleted, or replaced) between two transcriptions.

shampoo/ʃəmpˈu/, 2 changes.
bimbo/bˈɪmboʊ/, 2 changes.
baboon/bəbˈun/, 2 changes.
amaze/əmˈɛɪz/, 3 changes.
bump/bˈʌmp/, 3 changes.
bizarre/bəzˈɑɹ/, 3 changes.
chemise/ʃəmˈiz/, 3 changes.
beamed/bˈimd/, 3 changes.
amuse/əmjˈuz/, 3 changes.
bazaar/bəzˈɑɹ/, 3 changes.


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