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.

Exact synonyms: Bullrush, Bulrush, Cat's-tail, Nailrod, Reed Mace, Reedmace
Generic synonyms: Cattail

Lexicographical Neighbors of Typha Latifolia

Tyndale
Tyndall
Tyndall blue
Tyndall effect
Tyndall phenomenon
Tyndall stone
Tyndallization
Tyne
Tyne River
Tyne and Wear
Tyneside
Tynwald
Type 1 GM1 gangliosidosis
Typha
Typha angustifolia
Typha latifolia (current term)
Typhaceae
Typhlopidae
Typhoean
Typhoeus
Typhoid Mary
Typhoid Marys
Typhon
Tyr
Tyranni
Tyrannidae
Tyrannosaurus rex
Tyrannus
Tyrannus domenicensis domenicensis
Tyrannus tyrannus

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 ..."

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