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Origin of reed mace

First recorded in 1540–50
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reed mace

noun

Also called: (popularly) bulrush, false bulrush, cat's-tail a tall reedlike marsh plant, Typha latifolia, with straplike leaves and flowers in long brown sausage-shaped spikes: family TyphaceaeSee also bulrush (def. 2)
a related and similar plant, Typha angustifolia
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