Sedge



noun
1.
any rushlike or grasslike plant of the genus Carex, growing in wet places.
Compare sedge family.
2.
any plant of the sedge family.
3.
siege (def 5).
noun
1.
any grasslike cyperaceous plant of the genus Carex, typically growing on wet ground and having rhizomes, triangular stems, and minute flowers in spikelets
2.
any other plant of the family Cyperaceae

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  • Sedged

    adjective 1. made of sedge. 2. abounding or bordered with sedge: sedged brooks.

  • Sedge-family

    noun 1. the plant family Cyperaceae, characterized by herbaceous plants, often found in wet areas, having solid stems, narrow, grasslike leaves with closed sheaths, spikes of very small flowers set in a scalelike bract, and a dry, flattened, convex fruit, and including the bulrush, chufa, cotton grass, papyrus, and umbrella plant.



  • Sedge fly

    noun 1. an angler’s name for various caddis flies, notably the grey sedge, the murragh, and the cinnamon sedge

  • Sedge warbler

    noun 1. a European songbird, Acrocephalus schoenobaenus, of reed beds and swampy areas, having a streaked brownish plumage with white eye stripes: family Muscicapidae (Old World flycatchers, etc)



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