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