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  1. reed

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    • n.
      a tall, slender-leaved plant of the grass family, which grows in water or on marshy ground.;used in names of plants similar to the reed and growing in wet habitats, e.g. bur reed.
    • noun: reed, plural noun: reeds

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    • 1. a tall, slender-leaved plant of the grass family, which grows in water or on marshy ground.
    • used in names of plants similar to the reed and growing in wet habitats, e.g. bur reed.
    • a tall straight stalk of a reed plant, used especially as a material in making thatch or household items a harvest of thatching reeds a reed curtain
    • British straw used for thatching.
    • literary a rustic musical pipe made from a reed or from straw as if thy waves had only heard the shepherd's reed
    • literary an arrow.
    • 2. a weak or impressionable person the jurors were mere reeds in the wind
    • 3. a piece of thin cane or metal, sometimes doubled, which vibrates in a current of air to produce the sound of various musical instruments, as in the mouthpiece of a clarinet or oboe or at the base of some organ pipes a reed instrument
    • a wind instrument played with a reed.
    • an organ stop with reed pipes.
    • 4. an electrical contact used in a magnetically operated switch or relay the permanent magnet closes the reeds and contacts together a reed relay
    • 5. a comblike implement (originally made from reed or cane) used by a weaver to separate the threads of the warp and correctly position the weft.
    • 6. a set of semi-cylindrical adjacent mouldings like reeds laid together.
    • n.
      a simple wind instrument having or made from a reed.

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    • n.
      a simple wind instrument made from a reed or with the sound produced by a reed.

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    • n.
      an aquatic reedlike plant with rounded flower heads. Its oily seeds are an important source of ...

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    • ph.
      (1851–1902), US army surgeon. He proved that the yellow fever virus is transmitted by ...

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    • n.
      a Eurasian bunting that frequents reed beds and hedgerows, the male having a black head and ...

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    • n.
      the common reed, which is cultivated in eastern England for use in thatching.

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

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    • n.
      an area of water or marshland dominated by reeds.

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    • n.
      a tall, slender-leaved plant of the grass family, which grows in water or on marshy ground.

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