Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several bulrushes that grow in marshy lowlands of the southwest United States.
  • noun Northern California Marshy or swampy land.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun More broadly, other marsh plants, such as cattail.
  • noun A bulrush or clubrush of either of two species which in California and adjacent regions occupy large areas of overflowed bottom-land and marsh.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A large bulrush (Scirpus lacustris, and Scirpus Tatora) growing abundantly on overflowed land in California and elsewhere.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Schoenoplectus acutus, a giant freshwater sedge of western North America
  • noun A type of chinook salmon which spawns in the Columbia River basin

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[American Spanish, from Nahuatl tōlin, reed, sedge.]

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

Examples

  • One way to cork up those gases is to flood the peatland and grow a tall grass called tule.

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  • One way to cork up those gases is to flood the peatland and grow a tall grass called tule.

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  • Here in Mexico, fruit is stored in the sturdy, all-purpose chichihuite, a basket woven of palm or tule which is used for everything from storing dried chiles to serving tortillas.

    Adding zest to summer's bounty: salsas de fruta

  • Here in Mexico, fruit is stored in the sturdy, all-purpose chichihuite, a basket woven of palm or tule which is used for everything from storing dried chiles to serving tortillas.

    Adding zest to summer's bounty: salsas de fruta

  • Here in Mexico, fruit is stored in the sturdy, all-purpose chichihuite, a basket woven of palm or tule which is used for everything from storing dried chiles to serving tortillas.

    Adding zest to summer's bounty: salsas de fruta

  • Stretches of "tule" land fertilized by its once regular channel and dotted by flourishing ranchos are now cleanly erased.

    Selected Stories of Bret Harte

  • POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE—Once-endangered tule elk are proliferating here in west Marin County, delighting conservationists who love the enormous creatures and their magnificent antlers.

    Point Reyes Elk Butt In at Ranches

  • About 10 tule elk were brought to the national seashore in 1978 to encourage their growth in a protected area.

    Point Reyes Elk Butt In at Ranches

  • Hundreds of Greek and Italian fishermen, up river and down bay, had searched every slough and tule patch for it.

    Chapter 11

  • The tule elk are imposing, standing four or five feet tall at the shoulder and up to eight feet tall with antlers.

    Point Reyes Elk Butt In at Ranches

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