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1. (Plants) Also called: bulrush (popularly), false bulrush or cat's-tail a tall reedlike marsh plant, Typha latifolia, with straplike leaves and flowers in long brown sausage-shaped spikes: family Typhaceae. See also bulrush2
2. (Plants) a related and similar plant, Typha angustifolia
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|Noun||1.||reed mace - 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|
cattail - tall erect herbs with sword-shaped leaves; cosmopolitan in fresh and salt marshes
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