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British Dictionary definitions for reed grass

reed grass

noun
  1. a tall perennial grass, Glyceria maxima, of rivers and ponds of Europe, Asia, and Canada
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Historical Examples

  • As a rule, thick forest covers the islands; only rarely we find areas covered with reed-grass.

    Two Years with the Natives in the Western Pacific

    Felix Speiser

  • And, behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, well favoured and fatfleshed; and they fed in the reed-grass.

  • And, behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, well favored and fatfleshed; and they fed in the reed-grass.

    The Bible Story

    Rev. Newton Marshall Hall

  • The slave threw to him a large stalk of reed-grass, which seems to have hit the chief on the knee, causing a wound.

  • The rush or papyrus of the river-side cannot grow without mire; the reed-grass needs moisture.