from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several perennial reeds of the genus Phragmites in the grass family, found worldwide in marshes and wetlands and having stems up to nearly 6 meters (20 feet) long.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several perennial reeds, of the genus Phragmites, found in wetlands.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of grasses of the tribe Festuceæ and subtribe Arundineæ, distinguished from its relative Arundo by spikelets with the lowest flower staminate or sterile.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. reeds of marshes and riversides in tropical or temperate regions
Latin phragmītēs, kind of reed growing in hedges, from Greek, fencing in, from phragma, fence, from phrassein, to fence in.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin phragmītēs, from Ancient Greek φραγμίτης (phragmitēs). (Wiktionary)