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Any of various perennial herbs of the genus Typha, widespread in marshy places and having long straplike leaves and a dense cylindrical cluster of minute flowers and fruits. Also called reed mace.



any tall, reedlike marsh plant of the genus Typha, of the cattail family, esp. T. latifolia, with long sword-shaped leaves that are used to make mats, and cylindrical clusters of minute brown flowers. Also called bulrush.
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Noun1.cattail - tall erect herbs with sword-shaped leavescattail - tall erect herbs with sword-shaped leaves; cosmopolitan in fresh and salt marshes
genus Typha, Typha - reed maces; cattails
bullrush, bulrush, cat's-tail, nailrod, reed mace, reedmace, Typha latifolia - tall marsh plant with cylindrical seed heads that explode when mature shedding large quantities of down; its long flat leaves are used for making mats and chair seats; of North America, Europe, Asia and North Africa
lesser bullrush, narrow-leaf cattail, narrow-leaved reedmace, soft flag, Typha angustifolia - reed maces of America, Europe, North Africa, Asia
bog plant, marsh plant, swamp plant - a semiaquatic plant that grows in soft wet land; most are monocots: sedge, sphagnum, grasses, cattails, etc; possibly heath
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(kӕt) noun
1. a small, four-legged, fur-covered animal often kept as a pet. a Siamese cat.
2. a large wild animal of the same family (eg tiger, lion etc). the big cats.
ˈcatty adjective
spiteful, malicious. She's catty even about her best friend; catty remarks.
ˈcatcall noun
a shrill whistle showing disagreement or disapproval. the catcalls of the audience.
ˈcatfish noun
any of a family of scaleless fish with long feelers round the mouth.
ˈcatgut noun
a kind of cord made from the intestines of sheep etc, used for violin strings etc.
ˌcat's-ˈeye noun
a small, thick piece of glass fixed in the surface of a road to reflect light and guide drivers at night.
ˈcatsuit noun
a woman's close-fitting one-piece trouser suit.
ˈcattail noun
a tall plant that grows in wet places, with flowers shaped like a cat's tail.
let the cat out of the bag
to let a secret become known unintentionally.
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And when the latter was threatened with extinction, Daylight developed one of the shaded springs into his water-cress garden and declared war upon any invading cattail.
Known as cattail plaiting, the ancient technique comes from Hubin, a small countryside town north of Beijing and is a way for women of the community to bond, as well as be financially independent and socially bonded.
Edith Mills, whose ethereal spirit is sometimes seen floating across the Cattail Valley farm she once owned and we now call home.
Use as many perennial food crops, from cattail to wild rice and wapotato (arrow leaf), learn the lichens, and the food value of each--then you're self-sufficient.
In the cattail marshes of the delta lived the Yuma clapper rail (Rallus longirostris yumanensis), a chicken-sized bird for which the security of the cattails provided places to rest, hunt, and raise their young.
Master artists and apprentices will be integrated into the programs to pass on their skills and knowledge, with an emphasis on disappearing art forms such as bow making, cattail weaving and woodland pottery.
I used a sample of cattail stem widths as a scale in order to use ImageJ software to estimate salamander size.
Longo and her colleagues identified the grains based on their shape as belonging to the root of a species of cattail and the grains of a grass called Brachypodium.
Then, on the night of November 3, while sitting in a thin row of trees along a cattail swamp, I had another 145-inch 8-point approach my stand.
Relative Frequency of Habitats--Based on results of principal-components analysis and qualitative data, I subdivided the drainage system into the following habitats: emergent cattails (thick cattails), prairie sedge meadows (thick cover of grasses, sedges, rushes), forest (thick cover by over-story canopy), cattail-forest transition (cattail-dominated channel with minimal but significant cover by over-story canopy), pioneer mudflat (high erosion potential and bank-side vegetation sparse and dominated by early succession taxa), and turf-grass (bank-side cover of Bermuda grass Cynodon dactylon).
The trail continues winding from the care facility into a second-growth woodlot and on to the shore of the second-largest cattail marsh remaining in the county, on the southern end of Lake Abram.
Augustinegrass, Tifton 85 bermudagrass, common bermudagrass, canna lilies, iris, bamboo, bulrush, cattail, bordergrass, napiergrass, reeds, and maidencane.