Definition of Typha
1. Noun. Reed maces; cattails.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Cattail Family, Family Typhaceae, Typhaceae
Member holonyms: Cattail
Lexicographical Neighbors of Typha
Literary usage of Typha
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1876)
"The best known species is the common or broad-leaved cat-tail (typha latifolia), found all over this and nearly all other countries; it 15 often 8 or 10 ft. ..."
2. The Phytologist: A Popular Botanical Miscellany edited by George Luxford, Edward Newman (1851)
"W. Hooker and Dr. Arnott, a locality recorded for that rare plant typha minor, on the authority of Dr. Bromfield, in the following words :'—" I have a ..."
3. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1869)
"typha. Two species of this water-plant have been chemically investigated. The pollen of T. latifolia contains, according to Braconnot (Ann. Ch. Phys. ..."
4. 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 ... I should like to see fruit of the Lesser Bulrush (typha Augustifolia); ..."