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noun 
  1. (uncountable) The slender, flexible stem of plants such as bamboo, reed, or the like.
  2. (uncountable) The plant itself.
  3. (uncountable) sugar cane.
  4. (countable) A short wooden or bamboo rod or stick used for corporal punishment.
  5. (the cane; uncountable) Corporal punishment consisting of a beating with a cane.
The teacher gave his student the cane for throwing paper.
  1. (countable) A strong short staff used for support during walking by the disabled or infirm.
After breaking his leg, he needed to use a cane to walk.
  1. (countable) A long collapsible (and usually white for improved visibility) wooden, metal or plastic rod used by blind people to feel for obstacle, obstacles in their path.
verb (can, ing)
  1. (context, UK, slang) To strike or beat, notably with a cane or similar implement; to destroy.
  2. (context, UK, slang) To do something well, in a competent fashion.
Etymology: From (term, cane, , lang=fro), from (term, canna), from Ancient Greek (term, , , tr=kanna, sc=polytonic, reed), perhaps from Semitic (compare Hebrew (term, , , tr=qaneh, reed)).


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