ratan


ratan

noun

  1. rattan.

noun

  1. Also called rattan palm. any of various climbing palms of the genus Calamus or allied genera.
  2. the tough stems of such palms, used for wickerwork, canes, etc.
  3. a stick or switch of this material.

noun

  1. a variant spelling of rattan

noun

  1. any of the climbing palms of the genus Calamus and related genera, having tough stems used for wickerwork and canes
  2. the stems of such plants collectively
  3. a stick made from one of these stems

1650s, from Malay rotan, from raut “to trim, strip, peel, pare.”

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