cattail meaning

Pronunciation:   "cattail" in a sentence
Noun: cattail  'kat`teyl
  1. Tall erect herbs with sword-shaped leaves; cosmopolitan in fresh and salt marshes

Derived forms: cattails

Type of: bog plant, marsh plant, swamp plant

Part of: genus Typha, Typha

Encyclopedia: Cattail


[Medicine]
A plant family of the order Typhales,subclass Commelinidae,class Liliopsida (monocotyledons) that contains a single genus,Typha,that grows worldwide.

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  1. light, the striped shadows of the cattails twitch like nerves.
  2. Cattails, he explains, thrive in nutrient-rich muck.
  3. Broadleaf cattail is usually found in shallower water than narrowleaf cattail.
  4. Broadleaf cattail is usually found in shallower water than narrowleaf cattail.
  5. The CDFG tends the four populations, clearing out the cattails.

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