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reed British & World English

A tall, slender-leaved plant of the grass family, which grows in water or on marshy ground

Reed, Sir Carol British & World English

(1906–76), English film director. His films include Odd Man Out (1947), The Third Man (1949), and the musical Oliver! (1968), for which he won an Oscar

Reed, Stanley Forman British & World English

(1884–1980), US Supreme Court associate justice 1938–57. A supporter of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal programs, he held various federal positions before being named to the Court

Reed, Walter British & World English

(1851–1902), American physician. He headed a group that were responsible for identifying the mosquito Aedes aegypti as carrier of yellow fever. They showed that the agent responsible was a virus—the first to be recognized as the cause of a human disease

Reed, Willis British & World English

(1942-), US basketball player. A center for the New York Knicks 1964–74, he was the NBA’s most valuable player for the 1969–1970 season. He later coached various professional and college teams. Basketball Hall of Fame (1982)

bur-reed British & World English

An aquatic reed-like plant with rounded flower heads. Its oily seeds are an important source of winter food for wildfowl

reed bed British & World English

An area of water or marshland dominated by reeds

reed mace British & World English

another term for bulrush111.

reed pipe British & World English

A simple wind instrument having or made from a reed

reed stop British & World English

An organ stop controlling reed pipes

double reed British & World English

A reed with two slightly separated blades, used for playing a wind instrument such as an oboe or bassoon

giant reed British & World English

A fast-growing perennial grass native to India that is a principal source for reeds used in musical instruments. In the US it threatens some native plant habitats because of its spreading and dispersal habits

reed organ British & World English

A keyboard instrument similar to a harmonium, in which air is drawn upwards past metal reeds

small-reed British & World English

A reed-like grass which grows in damp woods and marshes in temperate regions

Norfolk reed British & World English

The common reed, which is cultivated in eastern England for use in thatching

reed bunting British & World English

A Eurasian bunting that frequents reed beds and hedgerows, the male having a black head and white collar

reed warbler British & World English

A Eurasian and African songbird with plain plumage, frequenting reed beds

a broken reed in reed British & World English

A weak or ineffectual person

a broken reed British & World English

A weak or ineffectual person

Lou Reed in Velvet Underground British & World English

A US rock group formed in 1965, unsuccessful in the 1960s but extremely influential since their dissolution and probably best known for their first album, The Velvet Underground and Nico (1967), produced in association with Andy Warhol. The backing to the songs of vocalist Lou Reed (1944–2013) displayed the avant-garde influences of classically trained viola player John Cale (b.1942)

bur-reed in reed British & World English

Used in names of plants similar to the reed and growing in wet habitats, e.g. bur-reed

common or Norfolk reed in reed British & World English

A tall, slender-leaved plant of the grass family, which grows in water or on marshy ground

reed English-Spanish

carrizo m, junco m

reed bed English-Spanish

cañaveral m

reed warbler English-Spanish

carricero m (común)

a broken reed in reed English-Spanish

una persona poco de fiar


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