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A rhizomatous perennial reed (Phragmites australis) found worldwide, having a very tall stem with a large purplish inflorescence and often forming dense stands in wetlands.
[Latin phragmītēs, kind of reed growing in hedges, from Greek, fencing in, from phragma, fence, from phrassein, to fence in.]
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|Noun||1.||Phragmites - reeds of marshes and riversides in tropical or temperate regions|
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
family Graminaceae, family Gramineae, family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, grass family, Poaceae - the grasses: chiefly herbaceous but some woody plants including cereals; bamboo; reeds; sugar cane
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