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phragmites

[ frag-mahy-teez ]
/ frægˈmaɪ tiz /
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noun
any of several tall grasses of the genus Phragmites, having plumed heads, growing in marshy areas, especially the common reed P. australis (or P. communis).
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Origin of phragmites

<New Latin (1820) <Greek phragmī́tēs growing in hedges, equivalent to phrágm(a) fence, breastwork, screen (noun derivative of phrássein (Attic phráttein) to fence in, hedge around) + -ītēs-ite1
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