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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
ذَيْلُ القِط
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n (US) → Rohrkolben m, → Kanonenputzer m (inf)


(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.
References in classic literature ?
It was in a fury, with its eyes savage, and all its hair bristling out like a cat's tail when puss is on the war path.
The mice can talk from now to Doomsday about the need to tie a bell on the cat's tail but unless one of them can actually do it, nothing will happen.
Astoundingly, it sways and curls up like a real cat's tail.
This was a family affair on and off the stage in more ways than one with baton-waving Lydia Martin, sporting a sparkly cat's tail, conducting most of the show, as well as occasionally sitting behind the piano and later leaping on stage to join the singers.
And what would grandma think if this device over your cat's tail, hiding the butt, sported her face?
He wrote Cat's Tail and two previous adult novels, Buddy Why and The Unusual Writer, using voice recognition software.
Andrew, who has been working with PDSA for more than six months, said: "They amputated my mum's cat's tail and nursed her back to full health.
The other day a friend of mine mentioned a Youtube video posted by a woman who set her cat's tail on fire which was even liked by a few of her friends.
An RSPCA inspector and a doctor were sent to the scene where the medic was forced to amputate the cat's tail after it had been severed in the fan.
Emergency treatment meant part of the cat's tail was amputated.