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reed

noun [C]  /rid/ us  
a type of tall, stiff grass that grows near water A reed is also a thin strip of wood in some musical instruments, such as the clarinet or oboe , that produces sound when air is blown over it.
Translations of “reed”
in Korean 갈대…
in Arabic قَصب…
in French roseau, anche…
in Turkish kamış, saz…
in Italian canna…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蘆葦(稈), (吹奏樂器的)簧片,簧舌…
in Russian тростник…
in Polish trzcina…
in Spanish junco, caña, lengüeta…
in Portuguese junco, cana, caniço…
in German das Schilf, das Rohrblatt…
in Catalan canya, jonc…
in Japanese (植物)アシ, ヨシ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 芦苇(杆), (吹奏乐器的)簧片,簧舌…
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