Sedge Definition

sĕj
sedges
noun
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.
Webster's New World
Wiktionary
Alternative spelling of segge.
Wiktionary
adjective
Designating a family (Cyperaceae, order Cyperales) of grasslike, monocotyledonous plants, including papyrus.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Sedge

Noun

Singular:
sedge
Plural:
sedges

Origin of Sedge

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

    From Wiktionary

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

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

  • Variant spellings.

    From Wiktionary

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