[too-lee; Spanish too-le]
noun, plural tules [too-leez; Spanish too-les] .
either of two large bulrushes, Scirpus lacustris or S. acutus, found in California and adjacent regions in inundated lands and marshes.

1830–40, Americanism; < Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl tōlin

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