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flag in Easton's Bible Dictionary

(Heb., or rather Egyptian, ahu, Job 8:11), rendered "meadow" in Gen. 41:2, 18; probably the Cyperus esculentus, a species of rush eaten by cattle, the Nile reed. It also grows in Israel. In Ex. 2:3, 5, Isa. 19:6, it is the rendering of the Hebrew "suph", a word which occurs frequently in connection with "yam"; as "yam suph", to denote the "Red Sea" (q.v.) or the sea of weeds (as this word is rendered, Jonah 2:5). It denotes some kind of sedge or reed which grows in marshy places. (See PAPER T0002840, REED T0003087.)

flag in Smith's Bible Dictionary

There are two Hebrew words rendered "flag" in our Bible: 1. A word of Egyptian origin, and denoting "any green and course herbage, such as rushes and reeds, which grows in marshy places." #Ge 41:2,18| (here translated meadow). It is perhaps the Cyperus esculentus. 2. A word which appears to be used in a very wide sense to denote "weeds of any kind." #Ex 2:3,5; Isa 19:6|

flag in Schaff's Bible Dictionary

FLAG . Probably used, as by us, somewhat indefinitely. Ex 2:3. If any special plant was intended, it may have been the edible rush or the flowering rush, both of which abound in Egypt, and the latter in Palestine.

flag in Fausset's Bible Dictionary

KJV term for a water plant generally translated as reed (Exodus 2:3,Exodus 2:5; Job 8:11) or rush (Isaiah 19:6) by modern translations. See Plants in the Bible.