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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Tall marsh plant with cylindrical seed heads that explode when mature shedding large quantities of down.

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  • Trivia note of the week: apparently this plant used to be called reedmace, and became known as 'bulrush' because of an erroneously named but popular painting.
  • During the rains and because a barrier dam has prevented salt water from moving upstream, dense reedmace Typha australis and waterlily Nymphaea spp. now grow in the...
  • There was a considerable quantity of the down of reedmace, (typha palustris) which I understood was used in cases of burns or scalds: there was also a quantity of a... for more
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