cattail definition

  • noun:
    • some of different perennial natural herbs regarding the genus Typha, widespread in marshy places and achieving long straplike leaves and a dense cylindrical cluster of moment plants and fresh fruits. Also called reed-mace.
    • any one of a few perennial natural herbs, associated with the genus Typha, having long flat leaves, and grow in marshy locations
    • A tall erect rush or banner (Typha latifolia) growing commonly in fresh and salt marshes, with lengthy, level, sword-shaped leaves, having groups of small brown plants in a dense cylindrical surge towards the top of the stem; -- labeled as in addition bulrush and reed-mace. The leaves are generally used for sitting seats, making mats, etc. See catkin.
    • the most popular title of the high reed-like aquatic plant Typha latifolia: so named from the lengthy cylindrical furry surges: often popularly known as bulrush and cat-o'-nine-tails. Additionally cat's tail.
    • identical to cat's tail lawn (which see, under cat's tail).
    • Same as catkin.
    • Nautical, that end of a cat-head which will be fastened towards the ship's framework.
    • In cotton manufacturing, any corded, stringy tuft of cotton fiber, as a result of defective environment of a device.
    • tall erect natural herbs with sword-shaped leaves; cosmopolitan in fresh and sodium marshes

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