Cat"-tail (?), n. Bot.

A tall rush or flag (Typha latifolia) growing in marshes, with long, glat 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.

⇒ The lesser cat-tail is Typha angustifolia.


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