American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of numerous grasslike plants of the family Cyperaceae, having solid stems, leaves in three vertical rows, and spikelets of inconspicuous flowers, with each flower subtended by a scalelike bract.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant of the genus Carex, an extensive genus of grass-like cyperaceous plants. The name is thence extended, especially in the plural, to the order Cyperaceæ, the sedge family. In popular use it is loosely comprehensive of numerous flaglike, rush-like, or grassy plants growing in wet places. See
- n. A flock of herons or bitterns, sometimes of cranes.
- n. Synonyms Covey, etc. See flock.
- n. Any plant of the genus Carex, the true sedges, 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.
- n. Any plant of the family Cyperaceae.
- n. Obsolete spelling of siege.
- n. alternative spelling of segge.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (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.
- n. (Zoöl.) A flock of herons.
- n. grasslike or rushlike plant growing in wet places having solid stems, narrow grasslike leaves and spikelets of inconspicuous flowers
- Variant spellings. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English segge, from Old English secg; see sek- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Ah kingly kiss – no more regret nor old deep memories to mar the bliss; where the low sedge is thick, the gold day-lily outspreads and rests beneath soft fluttering of red swan wings and the warm quivering of the red swan's breast.”
“The perfect insects haunt sunny sedges and tree-stems -- whence the one is often called the sedge, the other the alder-fly -- and from thence drop into the trouts 'mouths; and within six inches of the bank will the good angler work, all the more sedulously and even hopefully if he sees no fish rising.”
“The whole of the different fields were covered with either the stalks of weeds, corn-stalks, or what is called sedge -- something like spear-grass upon the poor limestone in England; and the steward told me nothing would eat it, which is true.”
“Insects now enrich the air, frogs pipe cheerily in the shallows, soon followed by the ouzel, which is the first bird to visit a glacier lake, as the sedge is the first of plants.”
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“The grass beside the well, buoyantly undisturbed, leads to an analogy with sedge which is growing near the sea on much shakier ground.”
“A kind of sedge rush, common in swampy places in the West India islands, the _Adme cyperus_, enjoys a reputation for the cure of yellow fever.”
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“Many of the boulders are moss-covered, a kind of sedge and long, flag-like grass spring among the crevices and add to the pitfalls, and the whole wood really has the air of having been bewitched.”
“It denotes some kind of sedge or reed which grows in marshy places.”
“The whole of the different fields were covered with either the stalks of weeds, corn-stalks, or what is called sedge ” something like spear-grass upon the poor limestone in England; and the steward told me nothing would eat it, which is true.”
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“Earlier, three canoeists wended along the quiet millstream on the outgoing tide – passing marsh marigolds and partially submerged trunks of silvery willows towards reed beds, with spears of new growth and the scratchy song of returned sedge warblers.”
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