A slender, strong but often flexible stem, as of certain bamboos, reeds, or rattans. A plant having such a stem. Such stems or strips of such stems used for wickerwork or baskets. A bamboo (Arundinaria gigantea) native to the southeast United States, having long stiff stems and often forming canebrakes. The stem of a raspberry, blackberry, certain roses, or similar plants. Sugar cane. A stick used as an aid in walking or carried as an accessory. A rod used for flogging. To make, supply, or repair with flexible woody material. To hit or beat with a rod.