Definition of Cane reed
1. Noun. Tall grass of southern United States growing in thickets.
Group relationships: Canebrake
Generic synonyms: Bamboo
Group relationships: Arundinaria, Genus Arundinaria
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Literary usage of Cane reed
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1. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"'Cane, canna;' Wright's Vocab. i. 191. — F. canne, a cane.— Lat. canna, a cane, reed. ... a cane, reed. ß Perhaps cane is an Oriental word ultimately ; cf. ..."
2. An Ethnologic Dictionary of the Navaho Language by Franciscans, St. Michaels, Ariz (1910)
"... for instance, is made of cane reed colored blue ... that of the Moon of cane reed colored white, ..."
3. Memoir of John Kay of Bury: Inventor of the Fly-shuttle ... with a Review of by John Lord (1903)
"Imagine him, anxiously looking about for something more to his mind than cane reed-splits. The Reed in a loom to this day retains the name derived from the ..."