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English Dictionary: rattan by the DICT Development Group
3 results for rattan
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. climbing palm of Sri Lanka and southern India remarkable for the great length of the stems which are used for malacca canes
    Synonym(s): rattan, rattan palm, Calamus rotang
  2. the stem of various climbing palms of the genus Calamus and related genera used to make wickerwork and furniture and canes
    Synonym(s): rattan, rattan cane
  3. a switch made from the stems of the rattan palms
    Synonym(s): rattan, ratan
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Rattan \Rat*tan"\, n. [Malay r[omac]tan.] [Written also
      {ratan}.] (Bot.)
      One of the long slender flexible stems of several species of
      palms of the genus {Calamus}, mostly East Indian, though some
      are African and Australian. They are exceedingly tough, and
      are used for walking sticks, wickerwork, chairs and seats of
      chairs, cords and cordage, and many other purposes.

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Rattan, OK (town, FIPS 61950)
      Location: 34.19795 N, 95.41478 W
      Population (1990): 257 (129 housing units)
      Area: 10.3 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 74562
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