Flag root
Flag Flag, n. [From {Flag} to hang loose, to bend down.] (Bot.) An aquatic plant, with long, ensiform leaves, belonging to either of the genera {Iris} and {Acorus}. [1913 Webster]

{Cooper's flag}, the cat-tail ({Typha latifolia}), the long leaves of which are placed between the staves of barrels to make the latter water-tight.

{Corn flag}. See under 2d {Corn}.

{Flag broom}, a coarse of broom, originally made of flags or rushes.

{Flag root}, the root of the sweet flag.

{Sweet flag}. See {Calamus}, n., 2. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Flag — Flag, n. [From {Flag} to hang loose, to bend down.] (Bot.) An aquatic plant, with long, ensiform leaves, belonging to either of the genera {Iris} and {Acorus}. [1913 Webster] {Cooper s flag}, the cat tail ({Typha latifolia}), the long leaves of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flag broom — Flag Flag, n. [From {Flag} to hang loose, to bend down.] (Bot.) An aquatic plant, with long, ensiform leaves, belonging to either of the genera {Iris} and {Acorus}. [1913 Webster] {Cooper s flag}, the cat tail ({Typha latifolia}), the long leaves …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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