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Flag. There are two Hebrew words rendered “flag” in our Bible:

1. A word of Egyptian origin, and denoting “any green and coarse herbage, such as rushes and reeds, which grows in marshy places.” Gen. 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.