[ too-lee; Spanish too-le ]
/ ˈtu li; Spanish ˈtu lɛ /

noun, plural tu·les [too-leez; Spanish too-les] /ˈtu liz; Spanish ˈtu lɛs/.

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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