[too-lee; Spanish too-le]
- either of two large bulrushes, Scirpus lacustris or S. acutus, found in California and adjacent regions in inundated lands and marshes.
Origin of tule
1830–40, Americanism; < Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl tōlin
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Examples from the Web for tule
I built a little hut of tule, and he lay on the ground till he died.
She saw Alessandro lift his hand and point to the house, then to the tule sheds in the rear.
Cumnor, see that dugout with side-thatch and roofing of tule?Red Men and White
They took the tule roofs off the little houses, and carried them along.Glimpses of Three Coasts
Helen Hunt Jackson
It was tule swamp when I bought it, and I was well laughed at by the old-timers.The Little Lady of the Big House