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From Old French cane, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] canna, from Ancient Greek κάννα (kanna), “‘reed’”), perhaps from Semitic (compare Hebrew קנה (qaneh), “‘reed’”)).
- (uncountable) The slender, flexible stem of a plant such as bamboo, reed, or the like.
- (uncountable) The plant itself.
- (uncountable) sugar cane.
- (countable) A short wooden rod or stick used for corporal punishment.
- (the cane; uncountable) Corporal punishment by beating with a cane.
- The teacher gave his student the cane for throwing paper.
- (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.
- (countable) A long collapsible (and usually white for improved visibility) wooden, metal or plastic rod used by blind people to feel for obstacles in their path.
- (slender flexible stem of plant such as bamboo):
- (plant itself):
- (sugar cane): sugar cane
- (a short wooden or bamboo rod or stick used for corporal punishment): switch, rod
- (corporal punishment consisting of a beating with a cane): a caning, six of the best
- (strong short staff used for support during walking by the disabled or infirm): walking stick
- (a long collapsible (and usually white for improved visibility) wooden, metal or plastic rod used by blind people to feel for obstacles in their path): walking stick
Third person singular
- (UK, Template loop detected: Template:context 2) To strike or beat, notably with a cane or similar implement; to destroy.
- (UK, Template loop detected: Template:context 2) To do something well, in a competent fashion.
- derived from "to beat" in gaming circles where "to beat" indicates success.
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- Arabic: بوص (būʂ) m.
cane f. (plural canes)
- duck (a female duck)
- IPA: /ˈkane/
- cane da caccia
- cane lupo
- cane poliziotto
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