Cat tail

cattail

[kat-teyl]
noun
any tall, reedlike marsh plant of the genus Typha, especially T. latifolia, having long, sword-shaped leaves and dense, cylindrical clusters of minute brown flowers.
Also called bulrush, reed mace.


Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English cattestail. See cat, tail1

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