[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 tules
What's the matter with you, old man, is only fever 'n' agur ketched in them tules!
I helped to clear out them tules and dredged the channels yonder.
Year by year the tules reclaim the muddy confluence of the twin rivers.California
Occasionally the hedge of the tules broke to a greater or lesser opening into a lagoon.Gold
In the briefest fraction of a second the ducks appeared above the tules.The Killer
Stewart Edward White