Definition of small-reed in English:

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A reed-like grass which grows in damp woods and marshes in temperate regions.
  • Genus Calamagrostis, family Gramineae
Example sentences
  • The banks of the canal have large stands of common reed and common clubrush together with purple small-reed and narrow small-reed.
  • Wood small-reed is often considered to be a weed species in standard woodlands management, and is often removed from plantation areas as it can out-compete the young trees.
  • Narrow small-reed is a grass species that has never been recorded in the island of Ireland apart from on the shores of Lough Neagh and Lough Beg.
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