Definition of tule
: either of two large New World bulrushes (Scirpus californicus and S. acutus)
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The tule are a lower river hatchery run, which is close to recent five-year average, and Bonneville Pool hatchery run that looks to be the second highest return since 2004.
Tule II will not be built until construction of Tule I is finished.
A Chumash rock art site in Malibu suggests that tule elk—a species indigenous to California that's come back from the brink of extinction—once occupied the Santa Monica Mountains and the Los Angeles Basin.
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Origin and Etymology of tule
Spanish, from Nahuatl tōllin
First Known Use: 1837See Words from the same year
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