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reed

noun [C]     /riːd/
(the hollow stem of) any of various types of tall, stiff plants like grasses growing together in groups near waterWater and marsh plants, bushes and trees a thin piece of wood or metal that vibrates very quickly to produce sound in a musical instrument when someone blows itMusical instruments in general
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