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[frag-mahy-teez] /frægˈmaɪ tiz/ noun 1. any of several tall grasses of the genus Phragmites, having plumed heads, growing in marshy areas, especially the common reed P. australis (or P. communis).
[frag-muh-plast] /ˈfræg məˌplæst/ noun, Botany. 1. the cytoplasmic structure that forms at the equator of the spindle after the chromosomes have divided during the anaphase of plant mitosis, and that initiates cell division.
[frey-zuh l] /ˈfreɪ zəl/ adjective 1. of, consisting of, or of the nature of a or : phrasal construction. /ˈfreɪzəl/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or composed of phrases adj. 1871, from phrase (v.) + -al (1). Related: Phrasally.
noun, Grammar. 1. a combination of verb and one or more adverbial or prepositional particles, as catch on, take off, bring up, or put up with, functioning as a single semantic unit and often having an idiomatic meaning that could not be predicted from the meanings of the individual parts. noun 1. (in English grammar) […]
[freyz] /freɪz/ noun 1. Grammar. 2. Rhetoric. a word or group of spoken words that the mind focuses on momentarily as a meaningful unit and is preceded and followed by pauses. 3. a characteristic, current, or proverbial expression: a hackneyed phrase. 4. Music. a division of a composition, commonly a passage of four or eight […]