kex

[ keks ]
/ kɛks /

noun British Dialect.

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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Origin of kex

1350–1400; Middle English; of uncertain origin
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British Dictionary definitions for kex

kex
/ (kɛks) /

noun

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

C14: of obscure origin
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