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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. tall erect herbs with sword-shaped leaves; cosmopolitan in fresh and salt marshes;

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]