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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The singular of a word that means a large perennial grass found in wetlands throughout temperate and tropical regions of the world.

Usage examples (8)
  • Marshes abounded with tall phragmite reeds, cattails, and bulrushes.
  • On the floodplain below, isolated larch and pine trees were scattered among leafy shrubs, and stands of cattails, tall phragmite reeds, and bulrushes marked the river's...
  • The tall stalks of last summer's phragmite reeds and spikes of cattails rose valiantly from their frozen bed of marshland, while dead ferns and sedges lay prostrate near...
  • The brush continued along the base of the slope, giving way to clumps of sedge and sharp-leaved reeds on wet low ground at the other end, which led into a marshy inlet choked... for more
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