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reed mace

noun
1.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50
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reed mace

noun
1.
Also called (popularly) bulrush, false bulrush, cat's-tail. a tall reedlike marsh plant, Typha latifolia, with straplike leaves and flowers in long brown sausage-shaped spikes: family Typhaceae See also bulrush (sense 2)
2.
a related and similar plant, Typha angustifolia
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