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  • n. tall North American reed having relative wide leaves and large plumelike panicles; widely distributed in moist areas; used for mats, screens and arrow shafts


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  • The same can't be said for the Department of Homeland Security's idea to eliminate the same stands of weed -- also known as carrizo cane -- by spraying it with the herbicide Imazapyr.

    ScrippsNews - current events, culture, commentary, community

  • Border Patrol officials contend that an invasive plant called carrizo cane is blocking their view of the river and of Mexico, and making it harder to catch smugglers and people crossing illegally.

    The Texas Observer: In the Current Issue

  • He and his son both learned to distill mezcal the old fashioned way, using clay pots for receptacles, and carrizo (tall river reed, similar in appearance and functionality to bamboo) as the tubing required for the condensation and cooling processes.

    Family tradition: five generations of mezcaleros in Matatlan, Oaxaca

  • Starting with a sturdy center pole he crafts around it an intricate, maze-like structure with narrow strips of carrizo, a hardy local bamboo-related reed.

    Huellas ...del Cohetero

  • To the basic framework he attaches carrizo wheels and other geometric shapes at different levels, each laced with the assorted fire crackers, fountains and rockets he has concocted in days past.

    Huellas ...del Cohetero

  • Jacal ... una casa muy humilde, generalmente de un solo cuarto, hecha de adobe o de carrizo y con techo de paja.

    Broma para el mes de septiembre

  • On the outskirts of the larger village of Jocotepec, Nestipac then consisted of small two or three room adobe huts, albeit with cleanly swept dirt floors and roofs fashioned of straw petate mats, covered with tar paper and clay tiles or carrizo bamboo sticks.

    Calle Rico

  • De Acapulco, Acapolco, municipio del estado de Guerrero, del náhuatl Acapulco, literalmente = 'lugar de grandes cañas', de acatl 'caña, carrizo' + pol, aumentativo, + -co 'en, lugar de'; la ciudad fue fundada en el siglo XVI. MEXICAN AND GEOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARIES.

  • There was a stand of tall carrizo cane growing along the American side of the river below him and he set the zipper bag down and took hold of the case by the handles and swung it behind him and then heaved it over the rail and out into space.

    No Country For Old Men

  • Where he reached the river it made a broad sweep out of a canyon and carried down past great stands of carrizo cane.

    No Country For Old Men


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