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Definition of Sedge

Sedge
Sedge 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 species. 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 plants. 2. (Zo["o]l.) A flock of herons. Sedge ken (Zo["o]l.), the clapper rail. See under 5th Rail. 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.

Meaning of Sedge from wikipedia

- known as sedges. The family is large; botanists have described some 5,500 known species in about 90 genera – the largest being the "true sedges" (genus...
- Look up sedge in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Sedges, Cyperaceae, are a family of graminoid (gr****-like) flowering plants named for the saw-like edges...
- Elk-sedge may refer to: Carex garberi, a species of sedge native to northern North America. Carex geyeri , a species of sedge native to western North...
- The sedge warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus) is an Old World warbler in the genus Acrocephalus. It is a medium-sized warbler with a brown, streaked...
- Oak sedge may refer to: Carex pensylvanica, common oak sedge or Pennsylvania sedge Carex albicans, white-tinged sedge or oak sedge This disambiguation...
- The sedge wren (Cistothorus stellaris) is a small and secretive p****erine bird in the family Troglodytidae. It is widely distributed in North America...
- Beaked sedge may refer to: Carex rostrata, (glaucous) beaked sedge or bottle sedge Carex utriculata, (common) beaked sedge or Northwest Territory sedge This...
- papyrus, papyrus sedge, paper reed, Indian matting plant, or Nile gr****, is a species of aquatic flowering plant belonging to the sedge family Cyperaceae...
- and molecular analysis suggests it may not be monophyletic. Also called sedge-flies or rail-flies, the adults are small moth-like insects with two pairs...
- White sedge is a common name for several plants and may refer to: Carex alba, native to temperate woodlands of Eurasia Carex albida, endemic to California...