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Bamboo, woody plant (genus Bambusa) with hollow stems found in Asia, Africa, Australia, and the southern United States. Some species grow to 120 ft (27 m). In Asia the young shoots are a major foodstuff, while mature stems are used in building houses and furniture. Amorphous silica from stems is used as a catalyst in some chemical processes.

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