|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
A tall sedgy plant with a hollow stem, growing in moist places. In Isaiah 43:24; Jeremiah 6:20, the Hebrew word kaneh is thus rendered, giving its name to the plant. It is rendered "reed" in 1 Kings 14:15; Job 40:21; Isaiah 19:6; 35:7. In Psalm 68:30 the expression "company of spearmen" is in the margin and the Revised Version "beasts of the reeds," referring probably to the crocodile or the hippopotamus as a symbol of Egypt. In 2 Kings 18:21; Isaiah 36:6; Ezek. 29:6, 7, the reference is to the weak, fragile nature of the reed. (see CALAMUS.)
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) A name given to several peculiar palms, species of Calamus and Daemanorops, having very long, smooth flexible stems, commonly called rattans.
2. (n.) Any plant with long, hard, elastic stems, as reeds and bamboos of many kinds; also, the sugar cane.
3. (n.) Stems of other plants are sometimes called canes; as, the canes of a raspberry.
4. (n.) A walking stick; a staff; -- so called because originally made of one the species of cane.
5. (n.) A lance or dart made of cane.
6. (n.) A local European measure of length. See Canna.
7. (v. t.) To beat with a cane.
8. (v. t.) To make or furnish with cane or rattan; as, to cane chairs.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Cane (11 Occurrences)
Matthew 27:29 They twisted a wreath of thorny twigs and put it on His head, and they put a sceptre of cane in His right hand, and kneeling to Him they shouted in mockery, "Long live the King of the Jews!" (WEY)
Matthew 27:30 Then they spat upon Him, and taking the cane they repeatedly struck Him on the head with it. (WEY)
Matthew 27:48 One of them ran forthwith, and filling a sponge with sour wine put it on the end of a cane and offered it Him to drink; (WEY)
Mark 15:19 Then they began to beat Him on the head with a cane, to spit on Him, and to do Him homage on bended knees. (WEY)
Mark 15:36 Then a man ran to fill a sponge with sour wine, and he put it on the end of a cane and placed it to His lips, saying at the same time, "Wait! let us see whether Elijah will come and take him down." (WEY)
Exodus 30:23 "Also take fine spices: of liquid myrrh, five hundred shekels; and of fragrant cinnamon half as much, even two hundred and fifty; and of fragrant cane, two hundred and fifty; (WEB YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Song of Songs 4:14 Cypresses with nard -- nard and saffron, Cane and cinnamon, With all trees of frankincense, Myrrh and aloes, with all chief spices. (YLT)
Isaiah 43:24 You have bought me no sweet cane with money, nor have you filled me with the fat of your sacrifices; but you have burdened me with your sins. You have wearied me with your iniquities. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Jeremiah 6:20 To what purpose comes there to me frankincense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices pleasing to me. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Ezekiel 27:19 Vedan and Javan go about with thy remnants, They have given shining iron, cassia, and cane, In thy merchandise it hath been. (YLT NAS)
Zechariah 8:4 Thus says Yahweh of Armies: "Old men and old women will again dwell in the streets of Jerusalem, every man with his staff in his hand for very age. (See NIV)