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Noun: reed  reed
  1. Tall woody perennial grasses with hollow slender stems especially of the genera Arundo and Phragmites
  2. A vibrator consisting of a thin strip of stiff material that vibrates to produce a tone when air streams over it
    "the clarinettist fitted a new reed onto his mouthpiece";
    - vibrating reed
  3. A musical instrument that sounds by means of a vibrating reed
    - beating-reed instrument, reed instrument
Noun: Reed
  1. United States physician who proved that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquitoes (1851-1902)
    - Walter Reed
  2. United States journalist who reported on the October Revolution from Petrograd in 1917; founded the Communist Labor Party in America in 1919; is buried in the Kremlin in Moscow (1887-1920)
    - John Reed

Sounds like: re, rayd, reed, rede, Rei

Derived forms: reeds, Reeds

Type of: commie [informal], commo [informal], communist, graminaceous plant, gramineous plant, journalist, journo [Brit, informal], operating surgeon, penman [informal], red [informal], sawbones [informal], scribbler [informal], scribe [informal], surgeon, vibrator, wood, woodwind, woodwind instrument

Encyclopedia: Reed, Oliver