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cat·tail

 (kăt′tāl′)
n.
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.
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cat•tail

(ˈkætˌteɪl)

n.
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.
[1425–75]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Translations
ذَيْلُ القِط
orobinec
nádbuzogány
dúnhamar
kedi kuyruğu

cattail

n (US) → Rohrkolben m, → Kanonenputzer m (inf)
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cat

(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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References in classic literature ?
Dede, who had a fondness for cattails, established a fringe of them along the meadow stream, where they were left to fight it out with the water-cress.
"If the cattails were gone, we'd have no problems with water clarity on Lake Okeechobee.
"We had walked through three or four sloughs with no luck and were headed to a bigger slough when I noticed a small patch of cattails off to our right, closer to the road near where Ryan was going to pick us up," Kyle says.
One of your recent articles, "Foraging and Eating Cattails" (April/May 2018), was a fun and informative read.
SEVERAL DECADES AGO, CATTAILS WITH NARROW LEAVES and short, brown flower spikes started growing along the bays of Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota.
Last year, it was while tromping out to a late-season duck hole through thick, tinder-dry cattails. The weather and winds from earlier in the month stripped most of the fuzz away, leaving a sea of needle sharp reeds.
Cattails are aquatic plants typically found in calm water, especially at the edges of ponds, lakes, marshes, and shorelines.
Louis and the forthcoming restaurant Bulrush, is a James Beard-nominated chef for his work at the Curious Kumquat in Silver City, New Mexico, and author of Acorns and Cattails: A Modern Foraging Cookbook of Forest, Farm, and Field.
The place was a North Dakota farm pond, a quarter mile long, 100 yards wide, and surrounded by a band of tall cattails where at least three rooster pheasants had landed after flushing from a nearby field of corn stubble.
The subject matter includes cracks in the street, snow on rocks, dirty snow, bare trees, rocks, cattails in a pond.
In our study area, cattails and saltcedar were the only plants that were more abundant at sites where water was present versus sites where water was absent.