- the dry, usually hollow stem or stalk of various plants, especially of large plants belonging to the parsley family, as cow parsnip or wild chervil.
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Kex then trys his luck, but is unhorsed so rudely that arm and leg are broken.Studies on the Legend of the Holy Grail
Kex, keks, n. the dry stalk of the hemlock or other umbelliferous plants.
- any of several large hollow-stemmed umbelliferous plants, such as cow parsnip and chervil
- the dried stalks of any of these plants
Word Origin for kex
"dry, hollow plant stem," late 14c., of uncertain origin. Klein says ultimately from Latin cicuta "hemlock."