phragmites


phrag·mi·tes

noun \frag-ˈmī-ˌtēz\

Definition of PHRAGMITES

:  any of a genus (Phragmites) of widely distributed reeds with tall stems and large showy panicles resembling plumes

Origin of PHRAGMITES

New Latin, from Greek phragmitēs growing in hedges, from phragma fence, hedge, from phrassein to enclose
First Known Use: 1877

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