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Language: Old English
Origin: hreod

reed

noun
     
Related topics: Music, Plants
reed
1HBP [uncountable and countable] a type of tall plant like grass that grows in wet places:
Reeds grew in clumps all along the river bank.
2APM [countable] a thin piece of wood that is attached to a musical instrument such as an oboe or clarinet, and that produces a sound when you blow over it

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