roseau

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Derivative of ros ‎(reed), from Middle French ros ‎(reed), from Old French ros ‎(reed, tooth of a weaver's comb) (compare Old French rosel ‎(reed)), from Frankish *rausa ‎(reed), from Proto-Germanic *rausą, *rauzą ‎(pipe, reed, shaft, tube), from Proto-Indo-European *er- ‎(to move, excite, grow). Cognate with Old High German rōr ‎(pipe) (German Rohr ‎(tube)), Old Norse reyrr ‎(reed) (Danish rør ‎(reed, pipe, tube)), Old English rysc ‎(reed, rush). More at rush.

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roseau m ‎(plural roseaux)

  1. common reed (Phragmites australis)
  2. (by extension) any reed
  3. quill, feather pen

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