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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sedge \Sedge\, noun [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, innutritious 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 {Cyperaceae}, which includes {Carex}, {Cyperus}, {Scirpus}, and many other genera of rushlike plants.

2. (Zool.) A flock of herons.

{Sedge hen} (Zool.), the clapper rail. See under 5th {Rail}.

{Sedge warbler} (Zool.), 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}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: grasslike or rushlike plant growing in wet places having solid stems, narrow grasslike leaves and spikelets of inconspicuous flowers

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