reed mace

reed mace

noun

Origin:
1540–50

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

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