noun \ˈsej\

: a plant like grass that grows in wet ground or near water

Full Definition of SEDGE

:  any of a family (Cyperaceae, the sedge family) of usually tufted monocotyledonous marsh plants differing from the related grasses in having achenes and solid stems; especially :  any of a cosmopolitan genus (Carex)
sedgy \ˈse-jē\ adjective

Origin of SEDGE

Middle English segge, from Old English secg; akin to Middle High German segge sedge, Old English sagu saw — more at saw
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with SEDGE

SEDGE Defined for Kids


noun \ˈsej\

Definition of SEDGE for Kids

:  a plant that is like grass but has solid stems and grows in tufts in marshes
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