sedge

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The sedge Carex halleriana

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Etymology 1[edit]

Old English secg, from Germanic. Cognate with Dutch zegge and German Segge, dialectal German Saher ‘reeds’.

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sedge (plural sedges)

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  1. 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.
  2. Any plant of the family Cyperaceae.
  3. A flock of herons.
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Noun[edit]

sedge (plural sedges)

  1. Obsolete spelling of siege.
  2. Alternative spelling of segge.

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