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Noun: common reed  kó-mun reed
  1. Tall North American reed having relative wide leaves and large plumelike panicles; widely distributed in moist areas; used for mats, screens and arrow shafts
    - ditch reed, carrizo, Phragmites communis

Derived forms: common reeds

Type of: reed

Part of: genus Phragmites, Phragmites

Encyclopedia: Common reed