- any sedge of the genus Carex.
Origin of carex
< New Latin (Linnaeus); Latin cārex sedge
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Examples from the Web for carex
Wigand, 'Flora,' 1856, mentions a similar change in Carex glauca.Vegetable Teratology
Maxwell T. Masters
I met with a Carex, bearing round capsules, full of black powder.Lachesis Lapponica
Carl von Linn
The natives cultivate, in the lagune of Chalco, a sort of carex called tout, on which the insects readily deposit their eggs.
We found there a curious black-headed grass which proved to be of the carex genus.
On Carex glauca and other sedges, eating down the stems close to the roots.The Moths of the British Isles, First Series