from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to sedge: as, a sedgy growth.
  • Overgrown or bordered with sedge.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Overgrown with sedge.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or covered with sedge.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective covered with sedges (grasslike marsh plants)


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  • Dense forests, impassable morasses, and sedgy streams always bounded the immediate prospect, and the clearings were few and far between.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • There she stands, drawn up high and dry upon the sedgy bank of Thames, like an old warrior resting after his toil.

    Westward Ho!

  • The cockroaches of the carboniferous epoch are exceedingly similar to those which now run about our coal-cellars; and its locusts, termites and dragon-flies are closely allied to the members of the same groups which now chirrup about our fields, undermine our houses, or sail with swift grace about the banks of our sedgy pools.


  • I once did a hike near Murrurata in Bolivia on an old Inca and pre-inca trading route where I crossed a 4650 meter pass and camped in a grassy/sedgy meadow within sight of glaciers.

    No Andean Glaciers from 19 to 27S « Climate Audit

  • He even parcelled out his hours among the necessary cares of the world, the pleasures of domestic bliss, and the enjoyments of a country life; and spent the night in ideal parties with his charming bride, sometimes walking by the sedgy bank of some transparent stream, sometimes pruning the luxuriant vine, and sometimes sitting in social converse with her in a shady grove of his own planting.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • We were now on the sources of the Loangwa of the Maravi, which enters the Zambesi at Zumbo, and were struck by the great resemblance which the boggy and sedgy streams here presented to the sources of the Leeba, an affluent of the Zambesi formerly observed in Londa, and of the Kasai, which some believe to be the principal branch of the Congo or Zaire.

    A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries

  • The next feature is the Rio Jo Jacaré, a narrow sedgy stream on the right bank, which, winding northward through rolling lines of hills, bends westward, and joins, they say, the Rio Lukullu (Lukallo?) of

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • The DIANELLA STRUMOSA formed a coarse, sedgy herbage, relieved by its large panicles of blue flowers; and a fine species of Dogbane near TABERNOEMONTANA, and probably not distinct from that genus, according to Sir William Hooker.

    Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia

  • DECOMPOSITA, a hard-leaved, sedgy plant; a fine LEUCOPOGON, with unilateral flowers; and another species with yellowish blossoms, both perhaps new.

    Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia

  • The mode of hunting these animals by the natives is as follows: When they come to the ground frequented by the bears, their first step is to look for their tracks: these are found in the greatest numbers leading from the woods down to the lakes, and among the long sedgy grass and brakes by the edge of the water.

    Narrative of the Voyages Round The World, Performed by Captain James Cook


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