Definitions

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  • adjective Resembling a reed or some aspect of one.

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  • adjective resembling a reed in being upright and slender

Etymologies

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reed +‎ -like

Examples

  • You couldn't confuse one with the other - Mudgal was the rounder of the two, with a discernibly soft physicality, while Valli possessed a more athletic, reedlike appearance.

    'Samanvaya': Harmony in motion, sealed with a look

  • Its four main components are heaths, the Proteaceae, reedlike Restionaceae and geophytes (bulb-plants) including many Iridaceae.

    Cape Floral Protected Areas, South Africa

  • But then something eerie happened: Essie began to sing, and the words, which even I could tell were silly, were transmuted into reedlike streams of unearthly sounds.

    What Happened to the Baby?

  • But then something eerie happened: Essie began to sing, and the words, which even I could tell were silly, were transmuted into reedlike streams of unearthly sounds.

    What Happened to the Baby?

  • But then something eerie happened: Essie began to sing, and the words, which even I could tell were silly, were transmuted into reedlike streams of unearthly sounds.

    What Happened to the Baby?

  • Among these four plant types, restioids, evergreen reedlike plants, are uniquely diagnostic of fynbos.

    Montane fynbos and renosterveld

  • Despite his reedlike body, Pete had the heart to take it.

    Pistol

  • Despite his reedlike body, Pete had the heart to take it.

    Pistol

  • Despite his reedlike body, Pete had the heart to take it.

    Pistol

  • Sister Mary begins to sway her long reedlike body and clap her hands, sliding her fingers down across her palm to circle back up and slap and slide again.

    Sufficient Grace

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