Definition of Cattail

1. Noun. Tall erect herbs with sword-shaped leaves; cosmopolitan in fresh and salt marshes.




Definition of Cattail

1. n. A tall rush or flag (Typha latifolia) growing in marshes, with long, flat leaves, and having its flowers in a close cylindrical spike at the top of the stem. The leaves are frequently used for seating chairs, making mats, etc. See Catkin.

Definition of Cattail

1. Noun. Any of several perennial herbs, of the genus ''Typha'', that have long flat leaves, and grow in marshy places ¹

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Definition of Cattail

1. a marsh plant [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cattail

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Literary usage of Cattail

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Lienzo of Tulancingo, Oaxaca: An Introductory Study of a Ninth Painted by Ross Parmenter (1993)
"I showed a glyph in those illustrations which had a cattail as a leading element, and said it represented Tulancingo. How could this be if Tulancingo, ..."

2. The Mississippi Valley Between Savanna and Davenport by Joel Ernest Carman (1909)
"The floor of cattail valley is mostly swampy (PI . 14, B.), and much of it is covered with water during most of the year, and grows only rank swamp grasses. ..."

3. Illinois State Geological Survey Bulletin by Illinois State Geological Survey (1909)
"The cattail Valley.—The second streamlets valley is the cattail which, ... The floor of cattail valley is mostly swampy (Pl. 14, B.), and much of it is ..."

4. 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 ... Dominican cattail The distributions of these species overlap ..."

5. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1876)
"The cattail marshes are composed of two species of cattail, a broad leaved species (Typha latifolia) and a narrow-leaved (Typha ..."

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