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tule

Definition:

a widely distributed North American sedge having rigid olive green stems

Class:

plant noun (plants and fungi)

Plural:

tules

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

Schoenoplectus acutus [species] | Schoenoplectus lacustris [species] | Scirpus acutus [species] | Scirpus lacustris acutus [subspecies] | common tule | hardstem bulrush | hardstem tule | hardstemmed bulrush | tule rush | viscid bulrush | S. acutus [abbreviation, species] | S. lacustris [abbreviation, species] | S. l. acutus [abbreviation, subspecies]

Etymology:

Spanish tule, from Classical Nahuatl tōllin ("bulrush, sedge").
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Schoenoplectus acutus [species] | tule | common tule | hardstem tule | tule rush | hardstem bulrush | viscid bulrush

a giant species of sedge in the plant family Cyperaceae, native to freshwater marshes all over North America. The common name derives from the Nāhuatl word tōllin, and was first applied by the early settlers from New Spain who recognized the marsh... (42 of 791 words, pronunciations, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Schoenoplectus acutus

Tule (disambiguation)
(Coordinates: 46.88243°N 122.433357°W)

a plant and a term referring to tule fog, a weather phenomenon of California's Central Valley, as well as the following United States places: Arizona: Tule Desert (Arizona), in Coconino County | Tule Mountains, in Yuma County | California: Los Tules, a... (40 of 444 words, 26 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Tule (disambiguation)

Wiktionary:

tule | tules [plural] | common tule [synonym, sense-specific] | hardstem tule [synonym, sense-specific] | tule rush [synonym, sense-specific] | hardstem bulrush [synonym, sense-specific] | viscid bulrush [synonym, sense-specific]

Schoenoplectus acutus, a giant freshwater sedge of western North America | A type of chinook salmon which spawns in the Columbia River basin (22 of 23 words, 2 definitions, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/tule

Collins Dictionary:

tule [US] | Scirpus acutus [species]

a type of bulrush found in Western America, especially California, in marshes and beside lakes and ponds (17 of 186 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/tule

American Heritage Dictionary:

tule | tules [sense-specific] | tule land [regional, synonym, sense-specific] | Scirpus [genus, sense-specific]

Any of several bulrushes of the genus "Scirpus", growing in marshy lowlands of the southwest United States. | "tules": [northern California] Marshy or ... (22 of 112 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tule

Oxford Dictionary:

tule | Scirpus acutus [species]

a clubrush that is abundant in marshy areas of California.; Scirpus acutus and S. validus, family Cyperaceae (17 of 43 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/tule

Random House Dictionary:

tule | tules [plural]

either of two large bulrushes, "Scirpus lacustris" or "S. acutus", found in California and adjacent regions in inundated lands and marshes. (21 of 34 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/tule

Merriam-Webster:

tule | Scirpus californicus [species] | Scirpus acutus [synonym, species]

either of two large New World bulrushes (7 of 27 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/tule

New World Dictionary:

tule [United States]

either of two large bulrushes (Scirpus acutus or S. validus) found in lakes and marshes of the southwestern U.S. (19 of 27 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tule

Columbia Encyclopedia:

sedge | club rush | cotton grass | water chestnut | bulrush

common name for members of the Cyperaceae, a family of grasslike and rushlike herbs found in all parts of the world, especially in marshes of ... (25 of 202 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0844275​.html

Macmillan British Dictionary:

sedge [uncountable]

a plant like grass that grows in wet areas (9 of 33 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/sedge

Encarta Dictionary:

tule | tules [plural]

a bulrush. Native to: marshland of southwestern North America. Latin name Scirpus californicus, Scirpus acutus. | in northern California, land that is ... (21 of 81 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861722422​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

tule | tules [plural]

Origin: Spanish tule, from Classical Nahuatl tōllin ("bulrush, sedge").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/tule

Oxford Dictionary:

tule

First use: mid 19th century

Origin: Spanish from Nahuatl tullin

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/tule

American Heritage Dictionary:

tule

Origin: American Spanish, from Nahuatl tollin, reed.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tule

Merriam-Webster:

tule

First use: 1837

Origin: Spanish, from Nahuatl tōllin

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/tule

New World Dictionary:

tule [United States]

Origin: Spanish from Nahuatl to:lin, cattail

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tule

Encarta Dictionary:

tule | tules [plural]

First use: Mid-19th century

Origin: American Spanish from Nahuatl tullin

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861722422​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

tule

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "tule"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "tule" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/tule

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

tule

Audio: North American pronunciation of "tule"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=tule​0001 word=tule

YourDictionary Audio:

tule

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "tule"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tule

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