|1.||tall marsh plant with cylindrical seed heads that explode when mature shedding large quantities of down; its long flat leaves are used for making mats and chair seats; of North America, Europe, Asia and North Africa [syn: cat's-tail]|
|2.||tall rush with soft erect or arching stems found in Eurasia, Australia, New Zealand, and common in North America [syn: bulrush]|
|an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
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