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cat's tail

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(also cattail)

Definition of cat's tail in English:


A plant with long, thin parts suggestive of cats' tails, in particular:
  • The reed mace. (also cat’s-tail grass) Timothy grass.
Example sentences
  • Water plants abound, including a cattail, a realistic palm tree, and other vegetation.
  • As mentioned earlier, large areas of cattails and other aquatic plants also will encourage muskrat activity.
  • The lowland is lush with cattails and willows, and an osprey nest suggests the presence of trout.

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