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 phragmītēs 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).