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phragmites Line breaks: phrag|mites
Pronunciation: /fraɡˈmʌɪtiːz/

Definition of phragmites in English:


[mass noun]
A common and invasive tall reed.
Example sentences
  • 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.


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

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