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Definition of "cattail" []

  • Any of various perennial herbs of the genus Typha, widespread in marshy places and having long straplike leaves and a dense cylindrical cluster of minute flowers and fruits. Also called reed mace. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cattail" in a sentence
  • "There's a really lovely pink kind of cattail-ish print, as well, that would be just as nice for a grown-up girl or retro boy as it is for an infant."
  • "Vegetables were also dried-stems, buds, and particularly starchy roots, such as cattail, thistle, licorish fern, and various lily corms."
  • "In her hand was a brown "cattail," perfectly full and round."