a musical keyboard instrument, as the harmonium or American organ, having small metal reeds through which air is forced to produce the sound.
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Origin of reed organ
An Americanism dating back to 1850–55
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British Dictionary definitions for reed organ
a wind instrument, such as the harmonium, accordion, or harmonica, in which the sound is produced by reeds, each reed producing one note only
a type of pipe organ, such as the regal, in which all the pipes are fitted with reeds
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