phrag

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phrag or common reed, Phragmites australis

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Shortening of Phragmites, genus of Phragmites australis.

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phrag (uncountable)

  1. Phragmites australis, a monoculture reed grass.
    • 2008, Jim Collins, "Connecticut Tidelands", Yankee Magazine, p. 34
      "Phrag is a monoculture that squeezes out all other species."
      The two phrag programs have been so successful that funding for similar-scale projects is targeting other locations in the tidelands.

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