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cattail

[kat-teyl] /ˈkætˌteɪl/
noun
1.
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
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English cattestail. See cat, tail1
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British Dictionary definitions for cat-tail

cat-tail

noun (Canadian)
1.
another word for bulrush
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Word Origin and History for cat-tail
cattail
type of plant, mid-15c., from cat + tail.
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