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Meaning of SEDGE

Pronunciation:  sej

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[n]  grasslike or rushlike plant growing in wet places having solid stems, narrow grasslike leaves and spikelets of inconspicuous flowers

SEDGE is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 See Also: bog plant, Carex arenaria, Carex pseudocyperus, chufa, cotton grass, cotton rush, Cyperaceae, Cyperus alternifolius, Cyperus esculentus, Cyperus longus, Cyperus papyrus, Cyperus rotundus, cypress sedge, earth almond, Egyptian paper reed, family Cyperaceae, galangal, galingale, ground almond, hardstem bulrush, hardstemmed bulrush, marsh plant, nut grass, nut sedge, nutgrass, nutsedge, paper rush, papyrus, rush nut, sand reed, sand sedge, Scirpus acutus, Scirpus cyperinus, sedge family, spike rush, swamp plant, umbrella plant, umbrella sedge, wool grass, yellow nutgrass



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Sedge\, n. [OE. segge, AS. secg; akin to LG. segge; --
probably named from its bladelike appearance, and akin to L.
secare to cut, E. saw a cutting instrument; cf. Ir. seisg, W.
hesg. Cf. {Hassock}, {Saw} the instrument.]
1. (Bot.) Any plant of the genus {Carex}, perennial,
   endogenous herbs, often growing in dense tufts in marshy
   places. They have triangular jointless stems, a spiked
   inflorescence, and long grasslike leaves which are usually
   rough on the margins and midrib. There are several hundred

Note: The name is sometimes given to any other plant of the
      order {Cyperace[ae]}, which includes {Carex},
      {Cyperus}, {Scirpus}, and many other genera of rushlike

2. (Zo["o]l.) A flock of herons.

{Sedge ken} (Zo["o]l.), the clapper rail. See under 5th

{Sedge warbler} (Zo["o]l.), a small European singing bird
   ({Acrocephalus phragmitis}). It often builds its nest
   among reeds; -- called also {sedge bird}, {sedge wren},
   {night warbler}, and {Scotch nightingale}.