[ 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
Words nearby kex
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Example sentences from the Web for kex
Kex then trys his luck, but is unhorsed so rudely that arm and leg are broken.Studies on the Legend of the Holy Grail|Alfred Nutt
Kex, keks, n. the dry stalk of the hemlock or other umbelliferous plants.
British Dictionary definitions for kex
/ (kɛks) /
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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