sedge

[ sej ]
/ sɛdʒ /

noun

any rushlike or grasslike plant of the sedge family, predominantly of the genus Carex, most species of which grow in wetlands.

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Origin of sedge

First recorded before 900; Middle English segge, Old English secg; akin to saw1; presumably so named from its sawlike edges
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British Dictionary definitions for sedge

sedge
/ (sɛdʒ) /

noun

any grasslike cyperaceous plant of the genus Carex, typically growing on wet ground and having rhizomes, triangular stems, and minute flowers in spikelets
any other plant of the family Cyperaceae

Derived forms of sedge

sedgy, adjective

Word Origin for sedge

Old English secg; related to Middle High German segge sedge, Old English sagu saw 1
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