Cat-tail
cattail cat"tail, Cat-tail Cat"-tail(k[a^]t"t[=a]l), n. (Bot.) A tall erect rush or flag ({Typha latifolia}) growing widely in fresh and salt marshes, with long, flat, sword-shaped leaves, having clusters of small brown flowers in a dense cylindrical spike at the top of the stem; -- called also {bulrush} and {reed mace}. The leaves are frequently used for seating chairs, making mats, etc. See {Catkin}. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

Note: The {lesser cat-tail} is {Typha angustifolia}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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