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tule

[too-lee; Spanish too-le] /ˈtu li; Spanish ˈtu lɛ/
noun, plural tules
[too-leez; Spanish too-les] /ˈtu liz; Spanish ˈtu lɛs/ (Show IPA)
1.
either of two large bulrushes, Scirpus lacustris or S. acutus, found in California and adjacent regions in inundated lands and marshes.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism; < Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl tōlin
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