any of a genus (Phragmites) of tall, slender perennial grasses, esp. the common reed (P. australis), having plumelike inflorescences, widely distributed in wet or marshy areas
Origin of phragmitesModern Latin ; from Classical Greek phragmit?s, growing in hedges ; from phragma, hedge, fence
A rhizomatous perennial reed (Phragmites australis) found worldwide, having a very tall stem with a large purplish inflorescence and often forming dense stands in wetlands.
Origin of phragmitesLatin phragm&imacron;t&emacron;s, kind of reed growing in hedges, from Greek, fencing in, from phragma, fence, from phrassein, to fence in.
From Latin phragmÄ«tÄ“s, from Ancient Greek Ï†ÏÎ±Î³Î¼Î¯Ï„Î·Ï‚ (phragmitÄ“s).