cattail

[ kat-teyl ]
/ ˈkætˌteɪl /

noun

any tall, reedlike marsh plant of the genus Typha, especially T. latifolia, having long, sword-shaped leaves and dense, cylindrical clusters of minute brown flowers.

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Also called bulrush, reed mace.

Origin of cattail

First recorded in 1425–75, cattail is from the late Middle English word cattestail.See cat, tail1
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cat-tail

cattail


noun Canadian

another word for bulrush
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