1. (stick) 
a. el bastón (M) (for support) 
Let go of your cane, and you'll be able to dance.Suelta el bastón y podrás bailar.
b. la vara (F) 
The teacher struck the boy's hand with a cane for laughing in class.El maestro le pegó al niño en la mano con una vara por reírse en clase.
If you don't behave, you're going to get the cane.Si no te comportas, te voy a dar con la palmeta.
2. (botany) 
a. la caña (F) 
She was cutting the canes with a machete.Cortaba las cañas con un machete.
b. el mimbre (M) (material) 
We're going to make a chair out of cane.Vamos a hacer una silla de mimbre.
Once the fruit matures, the cane dies, and it should be cut down to the ground.Una vez que la fruta madura, el tallo leñoso se seca y debe cortarse al ras del suelo.
We're going out into the fields to pick the cane.Salimos al campo para recoger la caña de azúcar.
transitive verb
3. (to discipline) 
If I confess what I did to the teacher, he'll cane me.Si le confieso al profesor lo que hice, me castigará con la vara.
The nun caned him for blaspheming.La monja lo castigó con la palmeta por blasfemar.
1. (of sugar, bamboo) 
a. la caña (F) 
2. (walking stick) 
a. el bastón (M) 
3. (for punishment) 
a. la vara f, palmeta (F) 
to get the caneser castigado(a) con la vara
cane furnituremuebles de mimbre
cane sugarazúcar de caña
transitive verb
4. (beat) 
a. pegar con la vara 
cane [keɪn]
1 (Bot) caña (f); (for baskets, chairs etc) mimbre (m)
2 (stick) (for walking) bastón (m); (for punishment) vara (f); palmeta (f)
to get the cane (Educ) ser castigado con la vara or palmeta
transitive verb
[+pupil] castigar con la vara or palmeta
cane chair (n) silla (f) de mimbre
cane liquor (n) caña (f)
cane sugar (n) azúcar (m) de caña
Phrases with "cane"
Here are the most popular phrases with "cane." Click the phrases to see the full entry.
candy cane
el bastón de caramelo
walking cane
el bastón
cane sugar
el azúcar de caña
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