Bejuco

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bejuco Any climbing woody vine of the tropics with the habit of a liane; in the Philippines, esp. any of various species of Calamus, the cane or rattan palm.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bejuco A Spanish name for several species of the lianes or tall climbing plants of the tropics, such as Hippocratea scandens, etc.
    • n bejuco A name applied especially to climbing palms, species of Calamus and Dæmonorops, known commercially as ratans. The stems are remarkable for their tenacity, flexibility, and length, and are used in the construction of bridges, houses, and fish-corrals. They also furnish material for cordage, for the cane bottoms of beds and chairs, and for hats, mats, and fine cigar-cases. See ratan, 2, and calamus, 3.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp., a reed or woody vine

Usage

In literature:

The shi'-ay is made of braided bejuco, and when not in use.
"The Bontoc Igorot" by Albert Ernest Jenks
Necklaces of fine woven strips of bejuco or vegetable fiber are sometimes seen but are not common.
"Negritos of Zambales" by William Allan Reed
The word "Vijuco" or "Bejuco," in Tropical America, signifies any climbing plant, and is equivalent to our florist word "creeper.
"The Romance of Natural History, Second Series" by Philip Henry Gosse
In August, 1951, I saw a snake that probably was this species in Barranca de Bejuco.
"The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michoacán, México" by William E. Duellman
S Bejuco, AMNH 69782; 3 km.
"Middle American Frogs of the Hyla microcephala Group" by William E. Duellman
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