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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 rat·tan /ræˈtæn, rə-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rat·tan n.  [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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: climbing palm of Sri Lanka and southern India remarkable for
           the great length of the stems which are used for Malacca
           canes [syn: 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 [syn: rattan cane]
      3: a switch made from the stems of the rattan palms [syn: ratan]