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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.
When the guys and dogs met SO yards away from each other, one rooster flushed and flew overhead for an easy shot with thesel outrunning Reba for a quick retrieve from the cattail jungle.
Voyageurs National Park closed access to Rudder Bay, Kabetogama Lake due to a large and potential hazardous floating cattail mat.
From the Cattail, a marsh plant with a brown, furry spike holding its seeds, to the hawksbeard, a flower with pale yellow petals that resemble the tufted feathers of a hawk, these amazing flora are drawn in a simple, colorful, and realistic style, and paired with fascinating botanical facts.
Cattail population growth, in special, may decrease the size of other macrophyte population, as reported to Cladium jamaicense by Li et al.
In a reach of the San Pedro River where woody plants were largely absent due to a prior fire, beavers were thought to be using bulrush (Scirpus species) and southern cattail (Typha domingensis) for food (Johnson and van Riper, 2014).
I'd been hunting over a mile from the truck, but a buck anyone would die for was only 40 yards from my front bumper, bedded in a cattail swamp the size of my living room.
A replacement was cast by Emmanuel King at Cattail Foundry, Gordonville, Pennsylvania, using the original Frick wood pattern.
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.
Brandt Lake contains areas of sago pondweed, cattails, and bulrushes, while cattail marshes occur along portions of Round Lake.
Edith Mills, whose ethereal spirit is sometimes seen floating across the Cattail Valley farm she once owned and we now call home.
With a dozen floaters on his back, he walked through the cattail fringe and into the open water.