nutsedge


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nut·sedge

or nut sedge  (nŭt′sĕj′)
n.
Either of two sedges (Cyperus esculentus or C. rotundus) having nutlike tubers, often occurring as weeds in agricultural fields, gardens, and lawns.

[From the shape of the tubers.]
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Noun1.nutsedge - a widely distributed perennial sedge having small edible nutlike tubersnutsedge - a widely distributed perennial sedge having small edible nutlike tubers
sedge - grasslike or rushlike plant growing in wet places having solid stems, narrow grasslike leaves and spikelets of inconspicuous flowers
Cyperus, genus Cyperus - type genus of Cyperaceae; grasslike rhizomatous herbs; cosmopolitan except very cold regions
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