[ sej ]
/ sɛdʒ /


any rushlike or grasslike plant of the genus Carex, growing in wet places.Compare sedge family.
any plant of the sedge family.

Origin of sedge

before 900; Middle English segge, Old English secg; akin to saw1; presumably so named from its sawlike edges Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for sedge


/ (sɛdʒ) /


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

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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