espadana

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espadaña

In Mission architecture, a decorative gable end of a church having a multicurved mission parapet; the gable end often has a false front, designed to be impressive; it usually does not house a bell.
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bulrush (Scirpus giganteus) and espadaña (Zizaniopsis bonariensis) and wet prairies of Scirpus chilensis (Cabrera, 1968; Vervoost, 1967).