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5 definitions found
 for Typha latifolia
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flag \Flag\, n. [From Flag to hang loose, to bend down.]
     (Bot.)
     An aquatic plant, with long, ensiform leaves, belonging to
     either of the genera Iris and Acorus.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Cooper's+flag,+the+cat-tail+({Typha+latifolia">Cooper's flag, the cat-tail ({Typha latifolia), the long
        leaves of which are placed between the staves of barrels
        to make the latter water-tight.
  
     Corn flag. See under 2d Corn.
  
     Flag broom, a coarse of broom, originally made of flags or
        rushes.
  
     Flag root, the root of the sweet flag.
  
     Sweet flag. See Calamus, n., 2.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Water torch \Wa"ter torch`\ (Bot.)
     The common cat-tail ({Typha latifolia), the spike of which
     makes a good torch soaked in oil. --Dr. Prior.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bulrush \Bul"rush`\ (b[.u]l"r[u^]sh`), n. [OE. bulrysche,
     bolroysche; of uncertain origin, perh. fr. bole stem + rush.]
     (Bot.)
     A kind of large rush, growing in wet land or in water.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: The name bulrush is applied in England especially to
           the cat-tail ({Typha latifolia and Typha
           angustifolia) and to the lake club-rush ({Scirpus
           lacustris); in America, to the Juncus effusus, and
           also to species of Scirpus or club-rush.
           [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  cattail \cat"tail\, Cat-tail \Cat"-tail\(k[a^]t"t[=a]l), n.
     (Bot.)
     A tall erect rush or flag ({Typha latifolia) growing widely
     in fresh and salt marshes, with long, flat, sword-shaped
     leaves, having clusters of small brown flowers in a dense
     cylindrical spike at the top of the stem; -- called also
     bulrush and reed mace. The leaves are frequently used for
     seating chairs, making mats, etc. See Catkin.
     [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]
  
     Note: The lesser cat-tail is Typha angustifolia.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Typha latifolia
      n 1: tall marsh plant with cylindrical seed heads that explode
           when mature shedding large quantities of down; its long
           flat leaves are used for making mats and chair seats; of
           North America, Europe, Asia and North Africa [syn:
           cat's-tail, bullrush, bulrush, nailrod, reed
           mace, reedmace, Typha latifolia]

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