adjective see reed I

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  • reedlike — adjective resembling a reed in being upright and slender • Syn: ↑reedy • Similar to: ↑thin, ↑lean • Derivationally related forms: ↑reed (for: ↑reedy) …   Useful english dictionary

  • reedlike — adjective Resembling a reed or some aspect of one …   Wiktionary

  • reed — reedlike, adj. /reed/, n. 1. the straight stalk of any of various tall grasses, esp. of the genera Phragmites and Arundo, growing in marshy places. 2. any of the plants themselves. 3. such stalks or plants collectively. 4. anything made from such …   Universalium

  • Reed organ — A reed organ, also called parlor organ, pump organ, cabinet organ, cottage organ, is an organ that generates its sounds using free metal reeds. Smaller, cheaper and more portable than pipe organs, reed organs were widely used in smaller churches… …   Wikipedia

  • bur reed — noun marsh plant having elongated linear leaves and round prickly fruit • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑Sparganium, ↑genus Sparganium * * * noun : any plant of the genus Sparganium having e …   Useful english dictionary

  • Erianthus — noun genus of reedlike grasses having spikes crowded in a panicle covered with long silky hairs • Syn: ↑genus Erianthus • Hypernyms: ↑monocot genus, ↑liliopsid genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Gramineae, ↑family …   Useful english dictionary

  • salt reed grass — noun tall reedlike grass common in salt meadows • Syn: ↑Spartina cynosuroides • Hypernyms: ↑cordgrass, ↑cord grass * * * noun : a tall reedlike grass (Spartina cynosuroides) common in salt meadows …   Useful english dictionary

  • Selenipedium — noun genus of tall reedlike tropical American orchids; includes species with pods used locally as a substitute for vanilla • Syn: ↑genus Selenipedium • Hypernyms: ↑monocot genus, ↑liliopsid genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Orchidaceae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Abutilon Avicennae — Indian In di*an (?; 277), a. [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. ?, OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. {Hindu}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to India… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Agrostis vulgaris — Bent Bent, n. [AS. beonet; akin to OHG. pinuz, G. binse, rush, bent grass; of unknown origin.] 1. A reedlike grass; a stalk of stiff, coarse grass. [1913 Webster] His spear a bent, both stiff and strong. Drayton. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A grass… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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