A tall, thin plant like a blade of grass is an example of a reed.
A tall, thin person is an example of a reed.
A reed section.
Origin of reed
- Middle English rede from Old English hrēod
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Middle English rede, Old English hrÄ“od. Akin to German Ried. No cognates in North Germanic languages, but a Gothic [script?] (hriud) was derived. It is theorised that the word may have a relation to ritae in Noctes Atticae (Aulus Gellius).
- See ree