sedge family


noun

the plant family Cyperaceae, characterized by herbaceous plants, often found in wet areas, having solid stems, narrow, grasslike leaves with closed sheaths, spikes of very small flowers set in a scalelike bract, and a dry, flattened, convex fruit, and including the bulrush, chufa, cotton grass, papyrus, and umbrella plant.

Nearby words

  1. sedecias,
  2. sedentary,
  3. seder,
  4. sederunt,
  5. sedge,
  6. sedge fly,
  7. sedge warbler,
  8. sedge wren,
  9. sedged,
  10. sedgemoor

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