Definition of phragmites in English:

phragmites

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Pronunciation: /fragˈmʌɪtiːz
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A common and invasive tall reed.
    • Genus Phragmites, family Gramineae: several species, in particular the common or Norfolk reed
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    • Cattails and bulrushes will replace the invasive phragmites that have choked the waterways.
    • Below, the greens of windswept reeds and phragmites are intersected constantly by the twisting, interlocking Hackensack and Passaic Rivers, canal drainages, raised highways and railroad tracks.
    • Zebra mussels, phragmites, and exotic snails are but a few of the more pervasive impediments to the recovery of some listed species.

Origin

modern Latin, from Greek phragmitēs 'growing in hedges', from phragma 'hedge'.

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