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Definition 1: a switch made from the stems of the rattan palms - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for rattan in the sense of this definition

(rattan is a kind of ...) a flexible implement used as an instrument of punishment

Definition 2: climbing palm of Sri Lanka and southern India remarkable for the great length of the stems which are used for malacca canes - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for rattan in the sense of this definition

(rattan is a kind of ...) any tropical Asian palm of the genus Calamus; light tough stems are a source of rattan canes

(rattan is a part of ...) stem of the rattan palm used for making canes and umbrella handles

Definition 3: the stem of various climbing palms of the genus Calamus and related genera used to make wickerwork and furniture and canes - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for rattan in the sense of this definition

(rattan is a kind of ...) a strong slender often flexible stem as of bamboos, reeds, rattans, or sugar cane

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