Definition of Typha latifolia
1. Noun. 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.
Generic synonyms: Cattail
Lexicographical Neighbors of Typha Latifolia
Literary usage of Typha latifolia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Fire Effects Information System: User's Guide by William C. Fischer, Melanie Miller, Cameron M. Johnston, Jane K. Smith (1998)
"In North America, the cattail family Typhaceae consists of a single genus with three species: Typha latifolia L. - common cattail Typha angustifolia ..."
2. The Journal of Microscopy and Natural Science: The Journal of the Postal by Allen, Postal Microscopical Society (1884)
"Seeds of Typha latifolia have evidently been mounted by a novice, from a specimen in excellent condition. One, two, or, at most, three seeds should have ..."