Typha

noun Ty·pha \ˈtīfə\

Definition of Typha

  1. :  a genus of tall erect herbs (family Typhaceae) that occur in fresh and salt marshes and have sword-shaped leaves and monoecious flowers in dense spikes with the staminate uppermost — see cattail

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Origin and Etymology of typha

New Latin, from Greek typhē cattail — more at tuber


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