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(Plants) a less common name for sedge1
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|Noun||1.||Carex - large genus of plants found in damp woodlands and bogs and ditches or at water margins: sedges|
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
Carex arenaria, sand reed, sand sedge - European maritime sedge naturalized along Atlantic coast of United States; rootstock has properties of sarsaparilla