Sedge meaning

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Any plant of the genus Carex, the true sedges, perennial, endogenous herbs, often growing in dense tufts in marshy places. They have triangular jointless stems, a spiked inflorescence, and long grasslike leaves which are usually rough on the margins and midrib. There are several hundred species.
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Any of numerous grasslike plants of the family Cyperaceae, characteristically having solid three-sided stems, leaves arranged in three rows, and spikelets of inconspicuous flowers.
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Any of the plants of the sedge family often found on wet ground or in water, having usually triangular, solid stems, three rows of narrow, pointed leaves, and minute flowers borne in spikelets.
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Designating a family (Cyperaceae, order Cyperales) of grasslike, monocotyledonous plants, including papyrus.
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Any plant of the family Cyperaceae.
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Alternative spelling of segge.
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Origin of sedge

  • Middle English segge from Old English secg sek- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English secg, from Germanic. Cognate with Dutch zegge and German Segge, dialectal German Saher "˜reeds'.

    From Wiktionary

  • Variant spellings.

    From Wiktionary