cattail cattail

Definition(s):

  • (n) tall erect herbs with sword-shaped leaves; cosmopolitan in fresh and salt marshes

Usage(s):

  1. Here's a phallic skyscraper, never built, that bends like a cattail in the wind.
  2. There is nothing quite like a tossed weed salad, preceded by an entree of burdock stems in batter, and topped off by cattail-pollen pancakes.
  3. Wild hogs, quail and turkeys have replaced the eagles and ducks; cattail and buttonbush, rather than arrowhead and maiden cane, speckle the pools.

News

  • Running for Boston

    Brett Stewart wouldn’t normally run in the afternoon heat but when he departs Sunday from Lake Shore Boulevard — near Cattail Cove State Park heading to Lake Havasu City — he’ll be doing so with a larger purpose in mind.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Today's News-Herald

Quotes

  • "Traditionally, our people collected the fur off the bushes in the summer time when [the mountain goats] shed," Bill said by phone from Bellingham. "The original blankets were a mix of mountain-goat wool, cattail fluff and fireweed fluff...
    on Apr 17, 2007 By: Bill Holm Source: Seattle Times

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