Definition of "rattans" [rattans]

  • Plural form of rattan. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "rattans" in a sentence
  • "Distinctive, thorny climbing palms known as rattans are common in undisturbed sites, although their economic value means that they are greatly reduced in most accessible, unprotected forest locations."
  • "Some of the characteristic species of the ecoregion include emergent trees up to 60 m tall (Entandrophragma congoense, Pentaclethera eetveldeana, Pericopsis elata, Gilbertiodendron dewevrei), shrub species of Drypetes (D. calvescens, D. capillipes, D. chevalieri), and abundant lianas and rattans."
  • "The oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) is common, and the understory is often dominated by rattans (e.g. Calamus deerratus)."