The definition of a reed is a tall, slender plant, a person who is tall and slender, or is a musical instrument made from such a plant.(noun)
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Origin: ME rede < OE hreod, akin to OHG hriot < IE base *kreut-, to shake, tremble
See reed in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English rede
Origin: , from Old English hrēod.
, Thomas Brackett 1839-1902.
, Walter 1851-1902.
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