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(Definition of “reed” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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reednoun [ C ]

us /rid/

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.

(Definition of “reed” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)