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Chionochloa conspicua


a New Zealand grass used by the Maoris for thatching


plant noun (plants and fungi)




Chionochloa conspicua*
(* Chionochloa conspicua may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet


hunangamoho | plumed tussock | plumed tussock grass | toe toe | toetoe | toi toi | toitoi | A. conspicua [abbreviation, nonstandard, species] | Arundo conspicua [nonstandard, species] | C. conspicua [abbreviation, species]

Definition references  (+images)


Austroderia | Toetoe

a genus five species of tall grasses native to New Zealand commonly known as Toetoe The species are A. toetoe, A. fulvida, A. splendens, A. richardii and A. turbaria. They were recently reclassified in 2011 from the Cortaderia genus. The name toetoe... (42 of 445 words, 1 image)


Collins Dictionary:

toetoe | toetois [plural] | toetoes [plural] | toitoi

See "toitoi" [entry-specific] | any of various tall grasses of the genus "Cortaderia" of New Zealand, with feathery fronds (18 of 235 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)



Arundo | Poaceae - family [type of]

A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Arundinoidea -- certain canes including three Mediterranean species. (13 of 15 words)


Britannica Encyclopedia:

reed [plant] | Phragmites australis [species] | Arundo donax [species] | Ammophila arenaria [species]

in botany, any of several species of large aquatic grasses, especially the four species constituting the genus Phragmites of the grass family. The ... (23 of 142 words, 2 images)



reed [entry 1, noun] | arrow [synonym, sense-specific] | reeding [sense-specific, synonym] | doormat [synonym, sense-specific] | jellyfish [synonym, sense-specific] | namby-pamby [synonym, sense-specific] | pushover [synonym, sense-specific] | weakling [synonym, sense-specific] | wimp [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

any of various tall grasses with slender often prominently jointed stems ... | a growth or mass of reeds ; specifically, reeds for thatching | "arrow" ... (24 of 254 words, 8 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations, 1 image)


mill [entry 1, noun] | reed [verb, sense-specific] | milling machine [synonym, sense-specific]

a building provided with machinery for grinding grain into flour | a machine or apparatus (as a quern) for grinding grain ; a machine for crushing or ... (26 of 194 words, 9 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)


Oxford Dictionary:

reed | Norfolk | reeds | a broken reed

a tall, slender-leaved plant of the grass family, which grows in water or ... | used in names of plants similar to the reed and growing in wet ... (27 of 325 words, 15 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)


Random House Dictionary:

reed | Reed | Reed, Sir Carol [sense-specific] | Carol Reed [sense-specific] | Reed, Carol [sense-specific] | Sir Carol Reed [sense-specific] | Ishmael Reed [sense-specific] | Reed, Ishmael [sense-specific] | Ishmael Scott Reed [sense-specific] | ...

the straight stalk of any of various tall grasses, especially of the genera "Phragmites" and "Arundo", growing in marshy places. | any of the plants ... (24 of 308 words, 18 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)


New World Dictionary:

reed | Reed

any of various tall, slender grasses (especially genus Phragmites), with ... | a rustic musical instrument made from a hollow stem or stalk and played ... (24 of 243 words, 12 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)


Columbia Encyclopedia:


name used for several plants of the family Graminae (grass family). The common American reed, also called reedgrass and canegrass, is a tall perennial ... (24 of 226 words)


American Heritage Dictionary:

reed | Reed | John Reed | Thomas Brackett Reed | Walter Reed

Any of various tall perennial grasses, especially of the genera ... | The stalk of any of these plants. | A collection of these stalks | [music] A ... (25 of 218 words, 11 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

reed | reeds [plural]

[countable/uncountable] a tall thin plant that grows near water. Its stems ... | [countable, music] a thin piece of wood, metal, or plastic in the top ... (25 of 97 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)


Cambridge Dictionary:


(the hollow stem of) any of various types of tall, stiff plants like grasses growing together in groups near water | a thin piece of wood or metal ... (27 of 46 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)


Encarta Dictionary:

reed | reeds [plural]

a tall slender plant with jointed stalks that grows in marshes and other wet areas. Genera Phragmites, Arundo. | a reed stalk, or a bundle of reed ... (26 of 131 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

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