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cattail


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cat-tail  \Cat"-tail\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  A  tall  rush  or  flag  ({Typha  latifolia})  growing  in  marshes, 
  with  long,  flat  leaves,  and  having  its  flowers  in  a  close 
  cylindrical  spike  at  the  top  of  the  stem.  The  leaves  are 
  frequently  used  for  seating  chairs,  making  mats,  etc  See 
  {Catkin}. 
 
  Note:  The  {lesser  cat-tail}  is  {Typha  angustifolia}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cattail 
  n  :  tall  erect  herbs  with  sword-shaped  leaves;  cosmopolitan  in 
  fresh  and  salt  marshes 




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