[[t]ˈkætˌteɪl[/t]] n.
pln any tall, reedlike marsh plant of the genus Typha, of the cattail family, esp. T. latifolia, with long sword-shaped leaves that are used to make mats, and cylindrical clusters of minute brown flowers
Also called bulrush
Etymology: 1425–75

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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