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Meaning of "phrygana" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PHRYGANA

phrygana  [frɪˈɡɑːnə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PHRYGANA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Phrygana is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PHRYGANA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

phrygana

Garrigue

Garrigue or phrygana is a type of low, soft-leaved scrubland ecoregion and plant community in the Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and scrub biome. It is found on limestone soils around the Mediterranean Basin, generally near the seacoast, where the climate is ameliorated, but where annual summer drought conditions obtain. The term has also found its way into haute cuisine, suggestive of the resinous flavours of a garrigue shrubland.

Definition of phrygana in the English dictionary

The definition of phrygana in the dictionary is another name for garigue, used esp in Greece.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PHRYGANA


Africana
ˌæfrɪˈkɑːnə
Americana
əˌmɛrɪˈkɑːnə
banana
bəˈnɑːnə
Botswana
bʊˈtʃwɑːnə
caragana
ˌkærəˈɡɑːnə
Fergana
fəˈɡɑːnə
Ferghana
fəˈɡɑːnə
garner
ˈɡɑːnə
Ghana
ˈɡɑːnə
hiragana
ˌhɪərəˈɡɑːnə
Juliana
ˌdʒʊlɪˈɑːnə
kana
ˈkɑːnə
lana
ˈlɑːnə
Ljubljana
luːˈbljɑːnə
mana
ˈmɑːnə
marijuana
ˌmærɪˈhwɑːnə
nagana
nəˈɡɑːnə
nana
ˈnɑːnə
nirvana
nɪəˈvɑːnə
Tijuana
tiːˈwɑːnə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PHRYGANA

phrenetically
phreneticness
phrenic
phrenism
phrenitic
phrenitides
phrenitis
phrenologic
phrenological
phrenologically
phrenologise
phrenologist
phrenologize
phrenology
phrensical
phrensies
phrensy
Phrixus
phrontistery

WORDS THAT END LIKE PHRYGANA

Adana
ana
bandana
campana
Cana
Dana
Diana
Fata Morgana
French Guiana
Guiana
Guyana
Habana
Havana
Indiana
Louisiana
Ludhiana
Montana
organa
rana
Toscana

Synonyms and antonyms of phrygana in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «phrygana» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PHRYGANA

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The translations of phrygana from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «phrygana» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

phrygana
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

phrygana
570 millions of speakers

English

phrygana
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

phrygana
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

phrygana
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

phrygana
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

phrygana
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

phrygana
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

phrygana
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Phrygana
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Phrygana
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

phrygana
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

phrygana
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Phrygana
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phrygana
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

phrygana
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फायरगाना
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

phrygana
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Phrygana
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

phrygana
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

phrygana
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

phrygana
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φρύγανα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

phrygana
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Phrygana
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

phrygana
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of phrygana

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PHRYGANA»

The term «phrygana» is used very little and occupies the 184.679 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PHRYGANA» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «phrygana» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «phrygana» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about phrygana

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PHRYGANA»

Discover the use of phrygana in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to phrygana and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Black Sea Flood Question: Changes in Coastline, Climate ...
Most of the native Mediterranean floristic elements in southern Crimea are components of shiblyak and phrygana, two plant communities often equated with the Mediterranean maquis and garrigue, respectively (Shelyag-Sosonko etal. 1982 ...
Valentina Yanko-Hombach, Allan S. Gilbert, Nicolae Panin, 2006
2
Mediterranean Island Landscapes: Natural and Cultural Approaches
Thus in middle Crete, the vegetation of wide areas is limited to shallow-rooted phrygana: although rainfall is not specially low, the dense marl bedrock, though it retains moisture prevents roots from penetrating. Trees and shrubs are confined to ...
Ioannis Nikolaou Vogiatzakis, Gloria Pungetti, Antoinette M. Mannion, 2008
3
A Classification of Palaearctic Habitats
PHRYGANA 33.1 West Mediterranean clifftop phryganas 33.11 Calcareous Provence phrygana 33.12 Crystalline Provence phrygana 33.13 Cap Corse phrygana 33.14 Straits of Bonifacio phrygana 33.15 Cabo de Creus phrygana 33.16 Cabo ...
Pierre Devilliers, Jean Devilliers-Terschuren, 1996
4
Progress in Botanical Research: Proceedings of the 1st ...
We distinguish phrygana with a low diversity (< 0,33), with a moderate diversity (0 ,33<H'<0,66) and with a high diversity (>0,66). In phrygana with a low diversity one species dominates the plant cover: S. spinosum, Phlomis fruticosa or ...
Ioannes Tsekos, Michael Moustakas, 1998
5
Landscape Disturbance and Biodiversity in Mediterranean-Type ...
We classified as phrygana all of the dense (80% crown density or more) scrub communities with shrubs less than 1 m high growing typically on several soil types. This community is characterized by the dominance of seasonally dimorphic ...
Philip W. Rundel, Gloria Montenegro Rizzardini, Fabian M. Jaksic, 1998
6
Fire in Mediterranean Ecosystems
shrublands. Cork oaks very often have an open crown and on these well-lit understory sites the composition may be more typical of phrygana shrublands. Oak seedlings that recruit in the understory often remain suppressed for decades;  ...
‎2012
7
Landscape and Land Use in Postglacial Greece
Garigue and phrygana seem to be largely dependent on grazing for their continuance and lose their competitive edge over steppe without it. Rackham ( 1982) suggests that a possible explanation may lie in the greater water demand from ...
Paul Halstead, Charles Frederick, 2000
8
The Making of the Cretan Landscape
A hillside is speckled with patches of dark-green maquis, grey-green phrygana, and steppe 1 the latt being pale-green in winter and spring, yellow in summer and autumn. The proportions vary widely, and it is clear that in most cases climate ...
Oliver Rackham, Jennifer Moody, 1996
9
Dairy Goats Feeding and Nutrition
However, from the point of view of range management, shrublands can be subdivided into three categories: (i) maquis or matorral; (ii) garrigues (Tomaselli, 1981; Le Houe'rou, 1993a); and (iii) phrygana (Papanastasis, 1977). o Maquis or  ...
Antonello Cannas, Giuseppe Pulina, Ana Helena Dias Francesconi, 2008
10
The Mediterranean in History
Landscapes like this in southern Rhodes are known as phrygana, containing a few shrubs and plants such as cistus and labiatae, which blossom to such spectacular effect in April. The distinction between trees and shrubs was noted by the ...
David Abulafia, 2011

7 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PHRYGANA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term phrygana is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Greek island holidays: The Crete escape
Above the trees lay the phrygana, the thyme-scented wilderness of the Cretan uplands whose stony hillsides are smothered in cistus, lavender ... «Telegraph.co.uk, May 15»
2
Bringing the holidays home
In my mind, I had the phrygana or dwarf scrub vegetation, often grey-leaved and aromatic, I had seen when gardening on the Greek island of ... «The Guardian, Jul 14»
3
Management plans for Nadur's Natura 2000 sites nearing completion
lI-Qortin tal-Magun u il-Qortin il-Kbir is a garrigue habitat of significant ecological importance; the site supports an exceptional mature phrygana ... «Gozo News, Feb 14»
4
Pay a visit to Isopu Tower situated between San Blas & Dahlet Qorrot
Il-Magun is exposed to northerly winds, which allows it to support an exceptional mature phrygana (a type of garrigue) habitat considered to be ... «Gozo News, Oct 13»
5
Giant fennel – il-ferla – Ferula communis
The giant fennel, or il-ferla in Maltese, is frequently found in Maquis, garigue and phrygana, steppes, country lanes and road verges, ... «Times of Malta, Dec 12»
6
Buskett-Girgenti
This woodland also has a variety of habitats ranging from maquis, forest remnants, garrigue, phrygana and woods typical of watercourses. «Times of Malta, Apr 11»
7
Protecting the natural heritage in the Maltese islands (26)
This endangered species is characteristic of the Eastern Mediterranean Phrygana (a type of garigue) and may represent a relict community. «Times of Malta, Jan 10»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Phrygana [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/phrygana>. Nov 2022 ».
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