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Any of numerous grasslike plants of the family Cyperaceae, characteristically having solid three-sided stems, leaves arranged in three rows, and spikelets of inconspicuous flowers.
1. (Plants) any grasslike cyperaceous plant of the genus Carex, typically growing on wet ground and having rhizomes, triangular stems, and minute flowers in spikelets
2. (Plants) any other plant of the family Cyperaceae
[Old English secg; related to Middle High German segge sedge, Old English sagu saw1]
any rushlike or grasslike plant of the genus Carex, growing in wet places.
[before 900; Middle English segge, Old English secg, akin to saw1; presumably so named from its sawlike edges]
Sedge, Segea collection of rush-like marsh plants, hence, a group of sea or marsh birds that use it as a nesting place. Also, siege.
Examples: sedge of bitterns; of cranes; of herons—Bk. of St. Albans, 1486.
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|Noun||1.||sedge - grasslike or rushlike plant growing in wet places having solid stems, narrow grasslike leaves and spikelets of inconspicuous flowers|
Cyperus alternifolius, umbrella sedge, umbrella plant - African sedge widely cultivated as an ornamental water plant for its terminal umbrellalike cluster of slender grasslike leaves
chufa, Cyperus esculentus, earth almond, ground almond, rush nut, yellow nutgrass - European sedge having small edible nutlike tubers
Cyperus longus, galingale, galangal - European sedge having rough-edged leaves and spikelets of reddish flowers and aromatic roots
Cyperus papyrus, Egyptian paper reed, Egyptian paper rush, paper plant, paper rush, papyrus - tall sedge of the Nile valley yielding fiber that served many purposes in historic times
Cyperus rotundus, nut grass, nut sedge, nutgrass, nutsedge - a widely distributed perennial sedge having small edible nutlike tubers
Carex arenaria, sand reed, sand sedge - European maritime sedge naturalized along Atlantic coast of United States; rootstock has properties of sarsaparilla
cotton grass, cotton rush - any sedge of the genus Eriophorum; north temperate bog plants with tufted spikes
hardstem bulrush, hardstemmed bulrush, Scirpus acutus - widely distributed North American sedge having rigid olive green stems
Scirpus cyperinus, wool grass - sedge of eastern North America having numerous clustered woolly spikelets
spike rush - a sedge of the genus Eleocharis