cat-tail


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cat-tail

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cattail

n
(Plants) another word for bulrush
References in classic literature ?
If he planted you, he might grow some cat-tails," suggested the Wizard.
When the ground was partially bare of snow, and a few warm days had dried its surface somewhat, it was pleasant to compare the first tender signs of the infant year just peeping forth with the stately beauty of the withered vegetation which had withstood the winter -- life-everlasting, goldenrods, pinweeds, and graceful wild grasses, more obvious and interesting frequently than in summer even, as if their beauty was not ripe till then; even cotton-grass, cat-tails, mulleins, johnswort, hard-hack, meadow-sweet, and other strong-stemmed plants, those unexhausted granaries which entertain the earliest birds -- decent weeds, at least, which widowed Nature wears.
Marsh-elder also dominated the outer core of the reference wetland, where the soil was drier, while common cat-tail dominated the inner core of the wetland, which was saturated most of the time.
The thin narrow spike on top is the male part of the plant and the distinctive brown cigar shaped cat-tail below is the female part of the plant.
The Grand Prize winners each received a $10,000 cash award and the trip to New York to attend a cat-tail party at which their innovative designs were showcased.
However, unlike the flimsy tassels of corn, ``Purple Majesty'' has stout, cat-tail flower spikes that are suitable for dried flower arrangements.
He has spotted some cat-tail, a plant resembling a stick that grows in the pond, and is apparently ideal survival food.
An odd looking flower that looks like a long purply red caterpillar is the Red-hot Cat-tail, which grows around two feet a week and is used as a hedging plant in the tropics.