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Definitions of reed:
  • noun:   a vibrator consisting of a thin strip of stiff material that vibrates to produce a tone when air streams over it
    Example: "The clarinetist fitted a new reed onto his mouthpiece"
  • noun:   United States physician who proved that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquitoes (1851-1902)
  • noun:   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)
  • noun:   tall woody perennial grasses with hollow slender stems especially of the genera Arundo and Phragmites
  • noun:   a musical instrument that sounds by means of a reed
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 819 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #55)
  • name:  A male given name (rare: 1 in 10000 males; popularity rank in the U.S.: #661)

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