roseau

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Etymology[edit]

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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