Definition of Norfolk reed in English:

Norfolk reed


  • The common reed, which is cultivated in eastern England for use in thatching.

    Phragmites australis, family Gramineae

    • ‘Bundles of Norfolk reed are stacked on both banks of this shallow backwater.’
    • ‘High on the roof of the store, weaving a string of Norfolk reeds into the thatch, Billy Betsford looked down at the old man.’
    • ‘This tiny, very pretty little church dating from 1624, is built of red brick, with stepped gables and a roof of Norfolk Reed.’